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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 311.115

Seaport Security Standards Advisory Council.

The Seaport Security Standards Advisory Council is created under the Office of Drug Control. The council shall serve as an advisory council as provided in s. 20.03(7).


The members of the council shall be appointed by the Governor and consist of the following:


Two seaport directors.


Two seaport security directors.


One representative of seaport tenants.


One representative of seaport workers.


One member from the Department of Law Enforcement.


One member from the Office of Motor Carrier Compliance of the Department of Transportation.


One member from the Office of the Attorney General.


One member from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


One member from the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development.


One member from the Office of Drug Control.


One member from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.


The Director of the Division of Emergency Management, or his or her designee.


In addition to the members designated in subsection (1), the council may invite a representative of the United States Coast Guard to attend and participate in council meetings as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the council.


Members of the council shall be appointed to 4-year terms. A vacancy shall be filled by the Governor for the balance of the unexpired term.


The council shall be chaired by the member from the Office of Drug Control.


At least every 4 years after January 15, 2007, the Office of Drug Control shall convene the council to review the minimum security standards referenced in s. 311.12(1) for applicability to and effectiveness in combating current narcotics and terrorism threats to the state’s seaports. All sources of information allowed by law shall be used in assessing the applicability and effectiveness of the standards.


Council members shall serve without pay, but shall be entitled to per diem and travel expenses for attendance at officially called meetings as provided in s. 112.061.


The council shall consult with the appropriate area maritime security committees to assess possible impacts to commerce and trade contained in the council’s nonclassified recommendations and findings.


The recommendations and findings of the council shall be transmitted to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


s. 1, ch. 2009-171.