2016 Florida Statutes
Commander in chief.
Commander in chief.
250.06 Commander in chief.—
(1) The Governor of Florida is the commander in chief of all the militia of the state.
(2) The Governor of Florida, as commander in chief, may alter, increase, divide, annex, consolidate, disband, organize, or reorganize an organization, department, corps, or staff, so as to conform as far as practicable to any organization, system, drill, instruction, corps or staff, uniform or equipment, or period of enlistment prescribed by the laws of the United States and the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Defense for the organization, armament, training, and discipline of the National Guard.
(3) The Governor may, in order to preserve the public peace, execute the laws of the state, suppress insurrection, repel invasion, respond to an emergency as defined in s. 252.34 or imminent danger thereof, or, in case of the calling of all or any portion of the militia of this state into the services of the United States, may increase the Florida National Guard and organize it in accordance with rules and regulations governing the Armed Forces of the United States. Such organization and increase may be pursuant to or in advance of any call made by the President of the United States. If the Florida National Guard is activated into service of the United States, another organization may not be designated as the Florida National Guard.
(4) The Governor may, in order to preserve the public peace, execute the laws of the state, enhance domestic security, respond to terrorist threats or attacks, respond to an emergency as defined in s. 252.34 or imminent danger thereof, or respond to any need for emergency aid to civil authorities as specified in s. 250.28, order into state active duty all or any part of the militia which he or she deems proper.
(5) The Governor may authorize all or any part of the Florida National Guard to participate in any parade, review, inspection, ceremony, or other public exercise; to serve for escort duty; to participate in training; to provide extraordinary support to law enforcement upon request; and to provide humanitarian relief in situations for which it is uniquely qualified. Such expenses incidental thereto and authorized by the Governor may be paid as provided for state active duty.
(6) The Governor may delegate the authority to convene a general court-martial to the Adjutant General.
History.—ss. 7, 8, ch. 8502, 1921; CGL 2018, 2019; s. 1, ch. 25112, 1949; s. 3, ch. 73-93; s. 12, ch. 83-334; s. 101, ch. 95-148; s. 2, ch. 96-333; s. 6, ch. 2003-68; s. 97, ch. 2011-142.
Note.—Former ss. 250.07, 250.08.