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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title IV
Executive Branch
Chapter 20
Organizational Structure
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Section 20.10, Florida Statutes 2001

120.10  Department of State.--There is created a Department of State.

(1)  The head of the Department of State is the Secretary of State.

(2)  The following divisions of the Department of State are established:

(a)  Division of Elections.

(b)  Division of Historical Resources.

(c)  Division of Corporations.

(d)  Division of Library and Information Services.

(e)  Division of Licensing.

(f)  Division of Cultural Affairs.

(g)  Division of Administration.

(3)  The Department of State may adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to administer the provisions of law conferring duties upon the department.

History.--s. 10, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 70-329; s. 3, ch. 71-355; s. 1, ch. 74-272; s. 15, ch. 75-22; ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 77-122; s. 3, ch. 79-164; s. 1, ch. 80-391; s. 3, ch. 86-163; s. 4, ch. 2000-258; ss. 1, 2, ch. 2001-75.

1Note.--Section 4, ch. 2000-258, and s. 2, ch. 2001-75, amended s. 20.10, effective January 7, 2003, to read:

20.10  Department of State.--There is created a Department of State.

(1)  The head of the Department of State is the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Secretary of State shall perform the functions conferred by the State Constitution upon the custodian of state records.

(2)  The following divisions of the Department of State are established:

(a)  Division of Elections.

(b)  Division of Historical Resources.

(c)  Division of Corporations.

(d)  Division of Library and Information Services.

(e)  Division of Licensing.

(f)  Division of Cultural Affairs.

(g)  Division of Administration.

(3)  The Department of State may adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to administer the provisions of law conferring duties upon the department.

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