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.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.