Section 22.02, Florida Statutes 2001
22.02 Declaration of policy.--Because of the existing possibility of attack upon the United States of unprecedented size and destructiveness, and in order, in the event of such an attack, to assure continuity of government through legally constituted leadership, authority and responsibility in offices of the government of the state and its political subdivisions; to provide for the effective operation of governments during an emergency; and to facilitate the early resumption of functions temporarily suspended, it is found and declared to be necessary to provide for additional officers who can exercise the powers and discharge the duties of Governor; to provide for emergency interim succession to governmental offices of its political subdivisions, in the event the incumbents thereof are unavailable to perform the duties and functions of such offices.
History.--s. 2, ch. 59-447.