((LATE FILED FOR: 4/29/2008 8:30:00 AM))Amendment
Bill No. CS/CS/SB 866
Amendment No. 553517
Senate House

1Representative Robaina offered the following:
3     Substitute Amendment for Amendment (502847) to Senate Bill
4(with directory and title amendments)
5     Between lines 1440 and 1441, insert:
6     Section 30. Section 106.071, Florida Statutes, is amended
7to read:
8     106.071  Independent expenditures; electioneering
9communications; reports; disclaimers.--
10     (1)  Each person who makes an independent expenditure with
11respect to any candidate or issue, and each individual who makes
12an expenditure for an electioneering communication which is not
13otherwise reported pursuant to this chapter, which expenditure,
14in the aggregate, is in the amount of $100 or more, shall file
15periodic reports of such expenditures in the same manner, at the
16same time, subject to the same penalties, and with the same
17officer as a political committee supporting or opposing such
18candidate or issue. The report shall contain the full name and
19address of the person making the expenditure; the full name and
20address of each person to whom and for whom each such
21expenditure has been made; the amount, date, and purpose of each
22such expenditure; a description of the services or goods
23obtained by each such expenditure; the issue to which the
24expenditure relates; and the name and address of, and office
25sought by, each candidate on whose behalf such expenditure was
27     (2)  Any political advertisement paid for by an independent
28expenditure shall prominently state "Paid political
29advertisement paid for by   (Name and address of person paying
30for advertisement)   independently of any   (candidate or
31committee)  ."
32     (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to novelty items having
33a retail value of $10 or less which support, but do not oppose,
34a candidate or issue.     
35     (4)  Any person who fails to include the disclaimer
36prescribed in subsection (2) in any political advertisement that
37is required to contain such disclaimer commits a misdemeanor of
38the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s.
40     Section 31.  Section 106.1439, Florida Statutes, is amended
41to read:
42     106.1439  Electioneering communications; disclaimers.--
43     (1)  Any electioneering communication shall prominently
44state: "Paid electioneering communication paid for by   (Name
45and address of person paying for the communication)  ."
46     (2)  Any person who fails to include the disclaimer
47prescribed in this section in any electioneering communication
48that is required to contain such disclaimer commits a
49misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s.
50775.082 or s. 775.083.
T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T
55     Between lines 81 and 82, insert:
56amending s. 106.071, F.S.; deleting the penalty provision for
57failing to provide a disclaimer in a political advertisement
58paid for by an independent expenditure; amending s. 106.1439,
59F.S.; deleting the penalty provision for failing to provide a
60disclaimer in an electioneering communication;

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.