Florida Senate - 2010 SB 496
By Senator Aronberg
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to campaign contributions; amending
3 106.08, F.S.; prohibiting a person or political
4 committee from contributing in excess of a specified
5 monetary amount to a committee of continuous existence
6 or an electioneering communication organization;
7 providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 106.08, Florida
12 Statutes, is amended to read:
13 106.08 Contributions; limitations on.—
14 (1)(a) Except for political parties, a
no person, political
15 committee, or committee of continuous existence may not, in any
16 election, make contributions in excess of $500 to any candidate
17 for election to or retention in office or to any political
18 committee supporting or opposing one or more candidates.
19 Candidates for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor
20 on the same ticket are considered a single candidate for the
21 purpose of this section.
22 (b) A person or political committee may not, in any
23 election, make contributions to a committee of continuous
24 existence or an electioneering communication organization which
25 exceed $500 in the aggregate.
26 (c) (b)1. The contribution limits provided in this
27 subsection do not apply to contributions made by a state or
28 county executive committee of a political party regulated by
29 chapter 103 or to amounts contributed by a candidate to his or
30 her own campaign.
31 2. Notwithstanding the limits provided in this subsection,
32 an unemancipated child under the age of 18 years of age may not
33 make a contribution in excess of $100 to any candidate or to any
34 political committee supporting one or more candidates.
35 (d) (c) The contribution limits of this subsection apply to
36 each election. For purposes of this subsection, the primary
37 election and general election are separate elections so long as
38 the candidate is not an unopposed candidate as defined in s.
39 106.011(15). However, for the purpose of contribution limits
40 with respect to candidates for retention as a justice or judge,
41 there is only one election, which is the general election.
42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.