(1) Each board of county commissioners may designate a county budget officer to carry out the duties set forth in this chapter. Unless the board designates a different officer, the clerk of the circuit court or the county comptroller, if applicable, shall be the budget officer for the purposes of this chapter.
(2) The Legislature finds that the duties of county budget officer set forth in this chapter do not fall within the constitutional responsibilities performed by the several clerks of the circuit court as auditor and custodian of county funds. The position of county budget officer shall not constitute an office in the meaning of s. 5, Art. II of the State Constitution.