Florida Senate - 2011 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS/CS/HB 1355, 1st Eng.
Senate . House
Floor: 1s/F/2R .
05/04/2011 02:48 PM .
Senator Sachs moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (404618) (with title
4 Delete lines 2188 - 2302
5 and insert:
6 Section 46. Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (6) of section
7 103.101, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
8 103.101 Presidential preference primary.—
9 (1) Each political party other than a minor political party
10 shall, on the first
last Tuesday in March January in each year
11 the number of which is a multiple of 4, elect one person to be
12 the candidate for nomination of such party for President of the
13 United States or select delegates to the national nominating
14 convention, as provided by party rule.
15 (2)(a) There shall be a Presidential Candidate Selection
16 Committee composed of the Secretary of State, who shall be a
17 nonvoting chair; the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
18 the President of the Senate; the minority leader of each house
19 of the Legislature; and the chair of each political party
20 required to have a presidential preference primary under this
22 (b) By December October 31 of the year preceding the
23 Florida presidential preference primary, each political party
24 shall submit to the Secretary of State a list of its
25 presidential candidates to be placed on the presidential
26 preference primary ballot or candidates entitled to have
27 delegates appear on the presidential preference primary ballot.
28 The Secretary of State shall prepare and publish a list of the
29 names of the presidential candidates submitted. The Secretary of
30 State shall submit such list of names of presidential candidates
31 to the selection committee on the first Tuesday after the first
32 Monday in January each November of the year that a preceding the
33 presidential preference primary election is held. Each person
34 designated as a presidential candidate shall have his or her
35 name appear, or have his or her delegates’ names appear, on the
36 presidential preference primary ballot unless all committee
37 members of the same political party as the candidate agree to
38 delete such candidate’s name from the ballot.
39 (c) The selection committee shall meet in Tallahassee on
40 the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January each
41 November of the year that a preceding the presidential
42 preference primary is held. The selection committee shall
43 publicly announce and submit to the Department of State no later
44 than 5 p.m. on the following day the names of presidential
45 candidates who shall have their names appear, or who are
46 entitled to have their delegates’ names appear, on the
47 presidential preference primary ballot. The Department of State
48 shall immediately notify each presidential candidate designated
49 by the committee. Such notification shall be in writing, by
50 registered mail, with return receipt requested.
51 (3) A candidate’s name shall be printed on the presidential
52 preference primary ballot unless the candidate submits to the
53 Department of State, prior to the second Tuesday after the first
54 Monday in January November of the year preceding the
55 presidential preference primary, an affidavit stating that he or
56 she is not now, and does not presently intend to become, a
57 candidate for President at the upcoming nominating convention.
58 If a candidate withdraws pursuant to this subsection, the
59 Department of State shall notify the state executive committee
60 that the candidate’s name will not be placed on the ballot. The
61 Department of State shall, no later than the third Tuesday after
62 the first Monday in January November of the year preceding the
63 presidential preference primary, certify to each supervisor of
64 elections the name of each candidate for political party
65 nomination to be printed on the ballot.
66 (6) Delegates must qualify no later than the second Friday
67 in January November of the year preceding the presidential
68 preference primary in the manner provided by party rule.
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71 And the title is amended as follows:
72 Delete lines 4206 - 4214
73 and insert:
75 filings cancelled; amending s. 103.101, F.S.; revising
76 dates relating to the presidential preference primary;