Section 31-9A-4

Department of Homeland Security.

(a) The Department of Homeland Security is created within the Executive Branch of the state government, and shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state.

(b) The department is designated as the principal state agency to coordinate the receipt, distribution, and monitoring of all funds available from any source for the purpose of equipping, training, research, and education in regard to homeland security related items, issues, or services. The department is further designated and authorized to coordinate and establish standards for all operations and activities of the state related to homeland security efforts.

(c) The department shall not have any power or authority to interfere with any funds from any source specifically appropriated for the Alabama State Port Authority, the Birmingham Airport Authority, the Huntsville Airport Authority, the Mobile Airport Authority, and the Montgomery Airport Authority.

(Act 2003-276, p. 658, §4.)