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F.S. 947.03
947.03 Commissioners; tenure and removal.
(1) Upon the expiration of the term of any member of the commission, a successor shall be appointed by the Governor and Cabinet for a term of 6 years, unless otherwise provided by law. No person is eligible to be appointed for more than two consecutive 6-year terms.
(2) Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled by the Governor and Cabinet for the unexpired term in the manner provided for in s. 947.02.
(3) Each member appointed by the Governor and Cabinet is accountable to the Governor and Cabinet for the proper performance of the duties of his or her office. The Governor and Cabinet may remove from office any such member for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, or permanent inability to perform official duties or for pleading guilty or nolo contendere to, or being found guilty of, a felony. All such removals shall be submitted to the Senate for its consent as provided by the constitution.
History.s. 1, ch. 20519, 1941; s. 3, ch. 65-453; s. 6, ch. 69-216; s. 33, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 79-42; ss. 25, 34, ch. 83-131; ss. 26, 37, ch. 86-183; s. 67, ch. 88-122; s. 17, ch. 89-531; ss. 10, 20, ch. 90-337; s. 1, ch. 93-2; s. 15, ch. 96-422; s. 1870, ch. 97-102; s. 5, ch. 2000-328.