Florida Senate - 2015 SB 984 By Senator Braynon 36-00239A-15 2015984__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to an exemption from legislative 3 lobbying requirements; amending s. 11.045, F.S.; 4 revising the definition of the term “expenditure”; 5 specifying that the term does not include use of a 6 public facility or public property that is made 7 available by a governmental entity to a legislator for 8 a public purpose, to exempt such use from legislative 9 lobbying requirements; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section 14 11.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 15 11.045 Lobbying before the Legislature; registration and 16 reporting; exemptions; penalties.— 17 (1) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise 18 requires: 19 (c) “Expenditure” means a payment, distribution, loan, 20 advance, reimbursement, deposit, or anything of value made by a 21 lobbyist or principal for the purpose of lobbying. The term does 22 not include: 23 1. Contributions or expenditures reported pursuant to 24 chapter 106 or federal election law, campaign-related personal 25 services provided without compensation by individuals 26 volunteering their time, any other contribution or expenditure 27 made by or to a political party or affiliated party committee, 28 or any other contribution or expenditure made by an organization 29 that is exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. s. 527 or s. 30 501(c)(4). 31 2. A public-legislative use, which is the use of a public 32 facility or public property that is made available by a 33 governmental entity to a legislator for a public purpose, 34 regardless of whether the governmental entity is required to 35 register a person as a lobbyist pursuant to this section. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.