Florida Senate - 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 1382
Senate . House
Comm: WD .
The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Clemens) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Between lines 1473 and 1474
5 Section 11. Subsection (4) of section 106.11, Florida
6 Statutes, is amended to read:
7 106.11 Expenses of and expenditures by candidates and
8 political committees.—Each candidate and each political
9 committee which designates a primary campaign depository
10 pursuant to s. 106.021(1) shall make expenditures from funds on
11 deposit in such primary campaign depository only in the
12 following manner, with the exception of expenditures made from
13 petty cash funds provided by s. 106.12:
14 (4) No candidate, campaign manager, treasurer, deputy
15 treasurer, or political committee or any officer or agent
16 thereof, or any person acting on behalf of any of the foregoing,
17 shall authorize any expenses, nor shall any campaign treasurer
18 or deputy treasurer sign a check drawn on the primary campaign
19 account for any purpose, unless there are sufficient funds on
20 deposit in the primary depository account of the candidate or
21 political committee to pay the full amount of the authorized
22 expense, to honor all other checks drawn on such account, which
23 checks are outstanding, and to meet all expenses previously
24 authorized but not yet paid. However, an expense may be incurred
25 for the purchase of goods or services if there are sufficient
26 funds on deposit in the primary depository account to pay the
27 full amount of the incurred expense, to honor all checks drawn
28 on such account, which checks are outstanding, and to meet all
29 other expenses previously authorized but not yet paid, provided
30 that payment for such goods or services is made upon final
31 delivery and acceptance of the goods or services; and an
32 expenditure from petty cash pursuant to the provisions of s.
33 106.12 may be authorized, if there is a sufficient amount of
34 money in the petty cash fund to pay for such expenditure.
Payment for credit card purchases shall be made pursuant to s.
36 106.125 . Any expense incurred or authorized in excess of such
37 funds on deposit shall, in addition to other penalties provided
38 by law, constitute a violation of this chapter. As used in this
39 subsection, the term “sufficient funds on deposit in the primary
40 depository account of the candidate or political committee”
41 means that the funds at issue have been delivered for deposit to
42 the financial institution at which such account is maintained.
43 The term shall not be construed to mean that such funds are
44 available for withdrawal in accordance with the deposit rules or
45 the funds availability policies of such financial institution.
46 Section 12. Section 106.125, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
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49 And the title is amended as follows:
50 Delete line 45
51 and insert:
52 made by the act; amending s. 106.11, F.S.; conforming
53 a provision to changes made by the act; repealing s.
54 106.125, F.S., relating to conditions on use of credit
55 cards by certain candidates and political committees;
56 amending s. 106.141, F.S.;