Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1658
       By Senator Bean
       4-01822A-22                                           20221658__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to executive appointments; amending s.
    3         20.255, F.S.; removing the requirement that
    4         appointment of the Secretary of Environmental
    5         Protection be subject to the concurrence of three
    6         members of the Cabinet; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 20.255, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         20.255 Department of Environmental Protection.—There is
   13  created a Department of Environmental Protection.
   14         (1) The head of the Department of Environmental Protection
   15  shall be a secretary, who shall be appointed by the Governor,
   16  with the concurrence of three members of the Cabinet. The
   17  appointment is subject to confirmation secretary shall be
   18  confirmed by the Florida Senate. The secretary serves shall
   19  serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
   20         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.