Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1382
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/13/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Latvala) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 1628 - 1652
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 11. Subsection (6) of section 106.141, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         106.141 Disposition of surplus funds by candidates.—
    8         (7)(6)Before Prior to disposing of funds pursuant to
    9  subsection (4), or transferring funds into an office account
   10  pursuant to subsection (5), or retaining funds for reelection
   11  pursuant to subsection (6), any candidate who filed an oath
   12  stating that he or she was unable to pay the election assessment
   13  or fee for verification of petition signatures without imposing
   14  an undue burden on his or her personal resources or on resources
   15  otherwise available to him or her, or who filed both such oaths,
   16  or who qualified by the petition process and was not required to
   17  pay an election assessment, shall reimburse the state or local
   18  governmental entity, whichever is applicable, for such waived
   19  assessment or fee or both. Such reimbursement shall be made
   20  first for the cost of petition verification and then, if funds
   21  are remaining, for the amount of the election assessment. If
   22  there are insufficient funds in the account to pay the full
   23  amount of either the assessment or the fee or both, the
   24  remaining funds shall be disbursed in the above manner until no
   25  funds remain. All funds disbursed pursuant to this subsection
   26  shall be remitted to the qualifying officer. Any reimbursement
   27  for petition verification costs which are reimbursable by the
   28  state shall be forwarded by the qualifying officer to the state
   29  for deposit in the General Revenue Fund. All reimbursements for
   30  the amount of the election assessment shall be forwarded by the
   31  qualifying officer to the Department of State for deposit in the
   32  General Revenue Fund.
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   36         And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 52
   38  and insert:
   39         office"; modifying requirements and conditions for
   40         disposing of and transferring surplus funds;
   41         authorizing certain candidates to retain a