HB 0045CS


1The Criminal Justice Committee recommends the following:
3     Council/Committee Substitute
4     Remove the entire bill and insert:
A bill to be entitled
6An act relating to law enforcement; creating the Sunshine
7Security Act; creating the Law Enforcement Agency
8Consolidation Task Force; providing for the appointment of
9members; providing for duties; providing for preliminary
10and final reports addressing the effects of the
11consolidation of all sworn law enforcement functions in
12the state; providing for future repeal; providing an
13effective date.
15Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
17     Section 1.  This act shall be known by the popular name the
18"Sunshine Security Act."
19     Section 2.  Law Enforcement Agency Consolidation Task
21     (1)(a)  There is created within the Executive Office of the
22Governor the Law Enforcement Agency Consolidation Task Force.
23Members of the task force shall be appointed no later than July
2410, 2005. The task force shall be composed of:
25     1.  Two representatives from private industry who have
26expertise in corporate mergers and law enforcement, appointed by
27the Governor.
28     2.  The Attorney General or his or her designee.
29     3.  A member of the Senate, appointed by the President of
30the Senate.
31     4.  A member of the House of Representatives, appointed by
32the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
33     (b)  The first meeting of the task force shall be held no
34later than July 15, 2005, at which time the members shall select
35by majority vote a chair from among its members. All other
36recommendations of the task force shall be by majority vote of
37those members in attendance. Three members of the task force
38shall constitute a quorum. The task force is subject to the
39requirements of chapter 119, Florida Statutes. All meetings of
40the task force shall be in accordance with s. 286.011, Florida
41Statutes, and the public in attendance at any meeting shall be
42given the opportunity to participate. The Executive Office of
43the Governor shall ensure that those persons who request
44notification of the time and place of any meeting of the task
45force, including its initial meeting, shall receive such notice
46in a timely fashion.
47     (c)  Members of the task force shall serve without
48compensation. Members are entitled to reimbursement for per diem
49and travel expenses in accordance with s. 112.061, Florida
51     (d)  The Executive Office of the Governor shall provide
52staff support for the task force within existing appropriations.
53     (2)(a)  The task force shall meet for the purpose of
54studying the effects of consolidating law enforcement functions
55in state agencies and commissions under a unified command. The
56task force shall submit a preliminary report of its findings and
57recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
58and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than 45
59days prior to the first day of the 2006 Regular Session of the
60Legislature. The final report shall be filed with the Governor,
61the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
62Representatives no later than 30 days prior to the first day of
63the 2006 Regular Session of the Legislature.
64     (b)  The preliminary and final report shall:
65     1.  Identify all law enforcement functions and duties of
66personnel positions that exist in each state agency or
68     2.  Identify all statutory provisions assigning law
69enforcement duties to state agencies or commissions.
70     3.  Identify the options considered by the task force for
71consolidation of state law enforcement functions, duties, and
72personnel and identify costs for consolidation under each option
74     4.  Determine whether consolidation of any law enforcement
75functions or law enforcement personnel, or both, would prove
76more effective and efficient. Such determination shall include a
77cost analysis and comparison, with supporting analysis.
78     5.  If the determination is made that consolidation is more
79effective and efficient, recommend proposed legislation based
80upon the recommended best option for consolidating any law
81enforcement functions or law enforcement personnel, or both.
82Such proposed legislation shall include, but not be limited to,
83provision for any necessary restructuring of state agencies or
84commissions as a result of the recommended reorganization.
85     (3)(a)  Each state agency or commission shall fully
86cooperate with the task force in the performance of its duties
87under this section.
88     (b)  Each state agency or commission that has been assigned
89law enforcement functions or employs sworn law enforcement
90personnel shall provide a report to the task force that
91identifies each section of law upon which that agency or
92commission relies for authority to perform law enforcement
93functions and employ sworn law enforcement officers. This report
94shall be submitted to the task force no later than August 1,
96     (4)  The task force is abolished July 1, 2006.
97     Section 3.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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