Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1890 Ì466788kÎ466788 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Rodrigues) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 6 106.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 106.08 Contributions; limitations on.— 8 (1)(a) Except for political parties or affiliated party 9 committees, no person or political committee may, in any 10 election, make contributions in excess of the following amounts: 11 1. To a candidate for statewide office or for retention as 12 a justice of the Supreme Court or to a political committee that 13 is the sponsor of a constitutional amendment proposed by 14 initiative, $3,000. However, the limitation on contributions for 15 such a political committee no longer applies once the Secretary 16 of State has issued a certificate of ballot position and a 17 designating number for the proposed amendment that the political 18 committee is sponsoring. Candidates for the offices of Governor 19 and Lieutenant Governor on the same ticket are considered a 20 single candidate for the purpose of this section. 21 2. To a candidate for retention as a judge of a district 22 court of appeal; a candidate for legislative office; a candidate 23 for multicounty office; a candidate for countywide office or in 24 any election conducted on less than a countywide basis; or a 25 candidate for county court judge or circuit judge, $1,000. 26 Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section 27 106.141, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 28 106.141 Disposition of surplus funds by candidates.— 29 (4)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), any candidate 30 required to dispose of funds pursuant to this section shall, at 31 the option of the candidate, dispose of such funds by any of the 32 following means, or any combination thereof: 33 1. Return pro rata to each contributor the funds that have 34 not been spent or obligated. 35 2. Donate the funds that have not been spent or obligated 36 to a charitable organization or organizations that meet the 37 qualifications of s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 38 except that the candidate may not be employed by the charitable 39 organization to which he or she donates the funds. 40 3. Give not more than $25,000 of the funds that have not 41 been spent or obligated to the affiliated party committee or 42 political party of which such candidate is a member. 43 4. Give the funds that have not been spent or obligated: 44 a.
In the case of a candidate for state office,To the 45 state, to be deposited in either the Election Campaign Financing 46 Trust Fund or the General Revenue Fund, as designated by the 47 candidate; or 48 b. In the case of a candidate for an office of a political49 subdivision,To a suchpolitical subdivision, to be deposited in 50 the general fund thereof. 51 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021. 52 53 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 54 And the title is amended as follows: 55 Delete everything before the enacting clause 56 and insert: 57 A bill to be entitled 58 An act relating to campaign financing; amending s. 59 106.08, F.S.; providing a limitation on contributions 60 made to political committees sponsoring a 61 constitutional amendment proposed by initiative; 62 specifying conditions upon which the limitation no 63 longer applies; amending s. 106.141, F.S.; prohibiting 64 a candidate from donating surplus funds to a 65 charitable organization that employs the candidate; 66 providing that any candidate required to dispose 67 surplus funds may give certain surplus funds to the 68 state or a political subdivision, to be disbursed in a 69 specified manner; providing an effective date.