(isn't this odd? Jeb Bush puts martial law on deck days before September 11, 2001. weird -- brook)
Based upon the foregoing, I hereby find that the public welfare
requires that the Florida National Guard train to support law-
enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide
training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations.
I hereby delegate to The Adjutant General of the State of Florida
all necessary authority, within approved budgetary appropriations or grants, to order members of the Florida National Guard into active service, as defined by Section 250.27, Florida Statutes, for the purpose of training to support law-enforcement personnel and emergency-management personnel in the event of civil disturbances or natural disasters and to provide training support to law-enforcement personnel and community-based organizations relating to counter drug operations.
The Florida National Guard may order selected members on to state active duty for service to the State of Florida pursuant to Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes, to assist FDLE in performing port security training and inspections. Based on the potential massive damage to life and property that may result from an act of terrorism at a Florida port, the necessity to protect life and property from such acts of terrorism, and inhibiting the smuggling of illegal drugs into the State of Florida, the use of the Florida National Guard to support FDLE in accomplishing port security training and inspections is 'extraordinary support to law enforcement' as used in Section 250.06(4), Florida Statutes.
The Adjutant General shall not place members of the Florida National Guard into active service for longer than necessary to accomplish the purposes declared herein.
This Executive Order supersedes Executive Order Number 01-17.
Executive Order Number 01-17 is hereby revoked.
This Executive Order shall remain in full force and effect until the
earlier of its revocation or June 30, 2003.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capitol, this 7th day of September 2001.