Florida Senate - 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 1382
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Community Affairs (Latvala) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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(6) “Election” means a any primary election, special
6 primary election, general election, special election, or
7 municipal election held in this state for the purpose of
8 nominating or electing candidates to public office, choosing
9 delegates to the national nominating conventions of political
10 parties, selecting a member of a political party executive
11 committee, or submitting an issue to the electors for their
12 approval or rejection.
13 (13) (7) “Issue” means a any proposition that which is
14 required by the State Constitution, by law or resolution of the
15 Legislature, or by the charter, ordinance, or resolution of a
16 any political subdivision of this state to be submitted to the
17 electors for their approval or rejection at an election, or a
18 any proposition for which a petition is circulated in order to
19 have such proposition placed on the ballot at an any election.
20 (14) (8) “Person” means an individual or a corporation,
21 association, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock
22 company, club, organization, estate, trust, business trust,
23 syndicate, or other combination of individuals having collective
24 capacity. The term includes a political party, affiliated party
25 committee, or political committee , or committee of continuous
27 (2) (9) “Campaign treasurer” means an individual appointed
28 by a candidate or political committee as provided in this
30 (17) (10) “Public office” means a any state, county,
31 municipal, or school or other district office or position that
32 which is filled by vote of the electors.
33 (1) (11) “Campaign fund raiser” means an any affair held to
34 raise funds to be used in a campaign for public office.
35 (6) (12) “Division” means the Division of Elections of the
36 Department of State.
37 (4) (13) “Communications media” means broadcasting stations,
38 newspapers, magazines, outdoor advertising facilities, printers,
39 direct mail, advertising agencies, the Internet, and telephone
40 companies; but with respect to telephones, an expenditure is
41 shall be deemed to be an expenditure for the use of
42 communications media only if made for the costs of telephones,
43 paid telephonists, or automatic telephone equipment to be used
44 by a candidate or a political committee to communicate with
45 potential voters but excluding the any costs of telephones
46 incurred by a volunteer for use of telephones by such volunteer;
47 however, with respect to the Internet, an expenditure is shall
48 be deemed an expenditure for use of communications media only if
49 made for the cost of creating or disseminating a message on a
50 computer information system accessible by more than one person
51 but excluding internal communications of a campaign or of any
53 (11) (14) “Filing officer” means the person before whom a
54 candidate qualifies , or the agency or officer with whom a
55 political committee or an electioneering communications
56 organization registers , or the agency by whom a committee of
57 continuous existence is certified.
58 (18) (15) “Unopposed candidate” means a candidate for
59 nomination or election to an office who, after the last day on
60 which a any person, including a write-in candidate, may qualify,
61 is without opposition in the election at which the office is to
62 be filled or who is without such opposition after such date as a
63 result of a any primary election or of withdrawal by other
64 candidates seeking the same office. A candidate is not an
65 unopposed candidate if there is a vacancy to be filled under s.
66 100.111(3), if there is a legal proceeding pending regarding the
67 right to a ballot position for the office sought by the
68 candidate, or if the candidate is seeking retention as a justice
69 or judge.
70 (3) (16) “Candidate” means a any person to whom any one or
71 more of the following applies apply:
72 (a) A Any person who seeks to qualify for nomination or
73 election by means of the petitioning process.
74 (b) A Any person who seeks to qualify for election as a
75 write-in candidate.
76 (c) A Any person who receives contributions or makes
77 expenditures, or consents for any other person to receive
78 contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bring about
79 his or her nomination or election to, or retention in, public
81 (d) A Any person who appoints a treasurer and designates a
82 primary depository.
83 (e) A Any person who files qualification papers and
84 subscribes to a candidate’s oath as required by law.
86 However, this definition does not include any candidate for a
87 political party executive committee. Expenditures related to
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90 And the title is amended as follows:
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93 the act; revising the definition of the term
94 “election” to include the selection of members of
95 political party executive committees; conforming