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SB 272: Campaign Finance


Campaign Finance; Repealing provisions relating to the Florida Election Campaign Financing Act; deleting provisions governing the public funding of campaigns for candidates for statewide office who agree to certain expenditure limits, etc.

Effective Date: On the effective date of SJR 270, or a similar joint resolution having substantially the same specific intent and purpose, if that joint resolution is approved by the electors at the general election to be held in November 2020, or at an earlier special election specifically authorized by law for that purpose
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1009 (Ch. 2019-90)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)
  4. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/9/2019 Senate • Filed
    1/22/2019 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Judiciary; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 52
    2/28/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/05/19, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 52
    • Favorable by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 186
    • Now in Judiciary
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1009 (Ch. 2019-90)

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  • SB 272, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/9/2019 at 12:10 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 3/4/2019 (pdf)
    Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 3/5/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 270 Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement Baxley Linked Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Judiciary
    H 615 Campaign Finance Roth Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1009 (Ch. 2019-90)
    H 613 Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement Roth Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died on Calendar
    H 1009 (er) Business Organizations Byrd Compare Last Action: 6/10/2019 Chapter No. 2019-90
    S 892 (c2) Business Organizations Passidomo Compare Last Action: 4/29/2019 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1009 (Ch. 2019-90) -SJ 596

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/5/2019 2:30 PM Ethics and Elections 4 Yeas - 3 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (14)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    106.021 Campaign treasurers; deputies; primary and secondary depositories. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.141 Disposition of surplus funds by candidates. Page 3 (pdf)
    106.22 Duties of the Division of Elections. Page 4 (pdf)
    106.30 Short title. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.31 Legislative intent. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.32 Election Campaign Financing Trust Fund. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.33 Election campaign financing; eligibility. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.34 Expenditure limits. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.35 Distribution of funds. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.353 Candidates voluntarily abiding by election campaign financing limits but not requesting public funds; irrevocable statement required; penalty. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.355 Nonparticipating candidate exceeding limits. Page 1 (pdf)
    106.36 Penalties; fines. Page 1 (pdf)
    328.72 Classification; registration; fees and charges; surcharge; disposition of fees; fines; marine turtle stickers. Page 5 (pdf)
    607.1622 Annual report for Department of State. Page 6 (pdf)

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