Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1382
                                Barcode 676618                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Latvala) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 295 - 376
    4  and insert:
    5         (7)(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
   26  existence.
   27         (2)(9) “Campaign treasurer” means an individual appointed
   28  by a candidate or political committee as provided in this
   29  chapter.
   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
   52  group.
   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
   80  office.
   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:
   91         Delete lines 20 - 22
   92  and insert:
   93         the act; revising the definition of the term
   94         “election” to include the selection of members of
   95         political party executive committees; conforming
   96         cross-