HB 0045

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to law enforcement; creating the Sunshine
3Security Act; creating the Law Enforcement Agency
4Consolidation Task Force; providing for the appointment of
5members; providing for duties; providing for preliminary
6and final reports addressing the effects of the
7consolidation of all sworn law enforcement functions in
8the state; providing for future repeal; providing an
9effective date.
11Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13     Section 1.  This act shall be known by the popular name the
14"Sunshine Security Act."
15     Section 2.  Law Enforcement Agency Consolidation Task
17     (1)(a)  There is created within the Executive Office of the
18Governor the Law Enforcement Agency Consolidation Task Force.
19Members of the task force shall be appointed no later than July
2010, 2005. The task force shall be composed of:
21     1.  Two representatives from private industry who have
22expertise in corporate mergers, appointed by the Governor.
23     2.  The Attorney General or his or her designee.
24     3.  A member of the Senate, appointed by the President of
25the Senate.
26     4.  A member of the House of Representatives, appointed by
27the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
28     (b)  The first meeting of the task force shall be held no
29later than July 15, 2005, at which time the members shall select
30by majority vote a chair from among its members. All other
31recommendations of the task force shall be by majority vote of
32those members in attendance. Three members of the task force
33shall constitute a quorum. The task force is subject to the
34requirements of chapter 119, Florida Statutes. All meetings of
35the task force shall be in accordance with s. 286.011, Florida
36Statutes, and the public in attendance at any meeting shall be
37given the opportunity to participate. The Executive Office of
38the Governor shall ensure that those persons who request
39notification of the time and place of any meeting of the task
40force, including its initial meeting, shall receive such notice
41in a timely fashion.
42     (c)  Members of the task force shall serve without
43compensation. Members are entitled to reimbursement for per diem
44and travel expenses in accordance with s. 112.061, Florida
46     (d)  The Executive Office of the Governor shall provide
47staff support for the task force within existing appropriations.
48     (2)(a)  The task force shall meet for the purpose of
49studying the effects of consolidating law enforcement functions
50in state agencies and commissions under a unified command. The
51task force shall submit a preliminary report of its findings and
52recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
53and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than 45
54days prior to the first day of the 2006 Regular Session of the
55Legislature. The final report shall be filed with the Governor,
56the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
57Representatives no later than 30 days prior to the first day of
58the 2006 Regular Session of the Legislature.
59     (b)  The preliminary and final report shall:
60     1.  Identify all law enforcement functions and duties of
61personnel positions that exist in each state agency or
63     2.  Identify all statutory provisions assigning law
64enforcement duties to state agencies or commissions.
65     3.  Identify the options considered by the task force for
66consolidation of state law enforcement functions, duties, and
67personnel and identify costs for consolidation under each option
69     4.  Determine whether consolidation of any law enforcement
70functions or law enforcement personnel, or both, would prove
71more effective and efficient. Such determination shall include a
72cost analysis and comparison, with supporting analysis.
73     5.  If the determination is made that consolidation is more
74effective and efficient, recommend proposed legislation based
75upon the recommended best option for consolidating any law
76enforcement functions or law enforcement personnel, or both.
77Such proposed legislation shall include, but not be limited to,
78provision for any necessary restructuring of state agencies or
79commissions as a result of the recommended reorganization.
80     (3)(a)  Each state agency or commission shall fully
81cooperate with the task force in the performance of its duties
82under this section.
83     (b)  Each state agency or commission that has been assigned
84law enforcement functions or employs sworn law enforcement
85personnel shall provide a report to the task force that
86identifies each section of law upon which that agency or
87commission relies for authority to perform law enforcement
88functions and employ sworn law enforcement officers. This report
89shall be submitted to the task force no later than August 1,
91     (4)  The task force is abolished July 1, 2006.
92     Section 3.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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