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CS/SB 7014: Ethics

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Ethics and Elections

Ethics; Increasing the maximum fine for violations of specified lobbying provisions; authorizing attorneys who file full and public disclosures of their financial interests to indicate that a client meets disclosure criteria without providing further information relating to such client; prohibiting a member of the Commission on Ethics from serving more than two full terms, instead of two full terms in succession; providing that a complainant is liable for costs plus reasonable attorney fees for filing a complaint with malicious intent against a candidate for public office; requiring that allegations in written complaints submitted to the commission be based upon personal knowledge or information other than hearsay, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action: 6/17/2024 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/4/2023 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Ethics and Elections
    • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 12/13/23, 8:30 am, 110 Senate Building
    12/13/2023 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 7 NAYS 1
    • Filed
    12/14/2023 Senate • Referred to Rules
    1/5/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/10/24, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
    1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
    1/10/2024 Senate • CS by- Rules; YEAS 18 NAYS 0
    1/12/2024 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    1/17/2024 Senate • CS by Rules read 1st time
    1/30/2024 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/01/24
    2/1/2024 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 252
    • Amendment(s) adopted (170806, 317468, 562898, 932020) -SJ 252
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 254
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 254
    • Immediately certified -SJ 254
    2/1/2024 House • In Messages
    3/4/2024 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/5/2024)
    • 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
    3/5/2024 House • Read 2nd time
    • Amendment 598259 Failed
    • Amendment 071005 Failed
    • Amendment 456135 Failed
    • Amendment 126105 adopted
    • Amendment 444599 Failed
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    3/6/2024 House • Read 3rd time
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 81, NAYS 33
    3/6/2024 Senate • In returning messages
    • Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) adopted (844484) -SJ 888
    • Concurred in House amendment(s) as amended (126105) -SJ 890
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 26 NAYS 4 -SJ 890
    3/6/2024 House • In Messages
    3/7/2024 House • Added to Senate Message List
    • Concurred in 844484 amendment(s)
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 79, NAYS 34
    3/7/2024 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
    6/17/2024 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor

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  • CS/SB 7014, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/8/2024 at 10:54 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1597 (c1) Ethics Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/5/2024 H Laid on Table

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.3122 Enforcement and penalties for constitutional prohibition against lobbying by a public officer. Page 4 (pdf)
    112.3144 Full and public disclosure of financial interests. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.3145 Disclosure of financial interests and clients represented before agencies. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.317 Penalties. Page 9 (pdf)
    112.321 Membership, terms; travel expenses; staff. Page 8 (pdf)
    112.324 Procedures on complaints of violations and referrals; public records and meeting exemptions. Page 10 (pdf), Page 11 (pdf)
    112.326 Additional requirements by political subdivisions and agencies not prohibited. Page 15 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 7014, Engrossed 2 Posted 3/7/2024 at 9:22 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1597 (c1) Ethics Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/5/2024 H Laid on Table

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.3122 Enforcement and penalties for constitutional prohibition against lobbying by a public officer. Page 4 (pdf)
    112.3144 Full and public disclosure of financial interests. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.3145 Disclosure of financial interests and clients represented before agencies. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.317 Penalties. Page 9 (pdf)
    112.321 Membership, terms; travel expenses; staff. Page 8 (pdf)
    112.324 Procedures on complaints of violations and referrals; public records and meeting exemptions. Page 10 (pdf)
    112.326 Additional requirements by political subdivisions and agencies not prohibited. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 7014, Engrossed 1 Posted 2/1/2024 at 12:24 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1597 (c1) Ethics Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/5/2024 H Laid on Table

    Floor Amendments (9)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    126105 - Amendment
    Remove lines 264-431 and insert:
    Brackett 3/4/2024
    10:03 PM
    Senate: Concurred as Amended
    3/6/2024
    PDF
    hierarchy 598259 - Amendment to Amendment (126105)
    Remove lines 14-15 and insert:
    Gantt 3/5/2024
    8:53 AM
    House: Failed
    3/5/2024
    PDF
    hierarchy 071005 - Amendment to Amendment (126105)
    Remove lines 139-175
    Gantt 3/5/2024
    8:53 AM
    House: Failed
    3/5/2024
    PDF
    hierarchy 456135 - Amendment to Amendment (126105)
    Remove lines 159-163 and insert:
    Gantt 3/5/2024
    8:53 AM
    House: Failed
    3/5/2024
    PDF
    hierarchy 844484 - S Amend. to H Amend. (126105)
    Delete lines 5 - 139 and insert:
    Burgess 3/6/2024
    5:55 PM
    House: Concurred as Amended
    3/7/2024
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 217801 - Amendment to Amendment (844484)
    Remove line 16 and insert:
    Gantt 3/7/2024
    12:23 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/7/2024
    PDF
    533267 - Amendment
    Remove lines 273-274 and insert:
    Gantt 3/5/2024
    6:44 AM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/5/2024
    PDF
    256223 - Amendment
    Remove lines 395-430
    Gantt 3/5/2024
    6:09 AM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/5/2024
    PDF
    444599 - Amendment
    Remove lines 412-418 and insert:
    Gantt 3/5/2024
    6:49 AM
    House: Failed
    3/5/2024
    PDF

    Floor Votes (3)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/6/2024 2:22 PM House 81 Yeas - 33 Nays
    3/6/2024 6:11 PM Senate 26 Yeas - 4 Nays
    3/7/2024 3:58 PM House 79 Yeas - 34 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.3122 Enforcement and penalties for constitutional prohibition against lobbying by a public officer. Page 4 (pdf)
    112.3144 Full and public disclosure of financial interests. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.3145 Disclosure of financial interests and clients represented before agencies. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.317 Penalties. Page 9 (pdf)
    112.321 Membership, terms; travel expenses; staff. Page 8 (pdf)
    112.324 Procedures on complaints of violations and referrals; public records and meeting exemptions. Page 10 (pdf)
    112.326 Additional requirements by political subdivisions and agencies not prohibited. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 7014, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/12/2024 at 8:23 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1597 (c1) Ethics Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 3/5/2024 H Laid on Table

    Floor Amendments (4)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    170806 - Amendment
    Between lines 92 and 93 insert:
    Burgess 1/31/2024
    1:01 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    2/1/2024
    Web Page
    PDF
    932020 - Amendment
    Delete line 156 and insert:
    Burgess 1/31/2024
    1:04 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    2/1/2024
    Web Page
    PDF
    562898 - Amendment
    Delete line 263 and insert:
    Burgess 1/31/2024
    1:03 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    2/1/2024
    Web Page
    PDF
    317468 - Amendment
    Between lines 276 and 277 insert:
    Burgess 1/31/2024
    1:04 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    2/1/2024
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/1/2024 11:57 AM Senate 39 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.3122 Enforcement and penalties for constitutional prohibition against lobbying by a public officer. Page 4 (pdf)
    112.317 Penalties. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.321 Membership, terms; travel expenses; staff. Page 4 (pdf)
    112.324 Procedures on complaints of violations and referrals; public records and meeting exemptions. Page 6 (pdf)

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  • SB 7014, Original Filed Version Posted 12/13/2023 at 5:04 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 12/14/2023 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 1/9/2024 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 1/12/2024 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1597 Ethics Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee Identical Last Action: 3/5/2024 H Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    451260 - Amendment
    Delete lines 153 - 273 and insert:
    Rules
    (Burgess)
    1/9/2024
    12:46 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/10/2024
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/10/2024 1:00 PM Rules 18 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.3122 Enforcement and penalties for constitutional prohibition against lobbying by a public officer. Page 3 (pdf)
    112.317 Penalties. Page 5 (pdf)
    112.321 Membership, terms; travel expenses; staff. Page 3 (pdf)
    112.324 Procedures on complaints of violations and referrals; public records and meeting exemptions. Page 5 (pdf)

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  • SPB 7014, Proposed Bill Posted 12/8/2023 at 2:39 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 12/8/2023 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    812280 - Amendment
    Delete line 91 and insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Polsky)
    12/12/2023
    3:50 PM
    Withdrawn
    12/13/2023
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    12/13/2023 8:30 AM Ethics and Elections 7 Yeas - 1 Nays

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