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Amendment CaShTmL-100320.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2007            PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
    Bill No. SB's 960 and 1010
                        Barcode 100320                                        
    Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Ethics and
    Elections
 1                      A bill to be entitled
 2         An act relating to the presidential preference
 3         primary; amending s. 103.101, F.S.; revising
 4         the dates relating to the presidential
 5         preference primary; providing an effective
 6         date.
 7  
 8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
 9  
10         Section 1.  Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (6) of
11  section 103.101, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
12         103.101  Presidential preference primary.--
13         (1)  Each political party other than a minor political
14  party shall, on the third second Tuesday in February March in
15  each year the number of which is a multiple of 4, elect one
16  person to be the candidate for nomination of such party for
17  President of the United States or select delegates to the
18  national nominating convention, as provided by party rule.
19         (2)  There shall be a Presidential Candidate Selection
20  Committee composed of the Secretary of State, who shall be a
21  nonvoting chair; the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
22  the President of the Senate; the minority leader of each house
23  of the Legislature; and the chair of each political party
24  required to have a presidential preference primary under this
25  section.
26         (a)  By October December 31 of the year preceding the
27  Florida presidential preference primary, each political party
28  shall submit to the Secretary of State a list of its
29  presidential candidates to be placed on the presidential
30  preference primary ballot or candidates entitled to have
31  delegates appear on the presidential preference primary
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Florida Senate - 2007 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. SB's 960 and 1010 Barcode 100320 1 ballot. The Secretary of State shall prepare and publish a 2 list of the names of the presidential candidates submitted. 3 The Secretary of State shall submit such list of names of 4 presidential candidates to the selection committee on the 5 first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the 6 January each year preceding the a presidential preference 7 primary election is held. Each person designated as a 8 presidential candidate shall have his or her name appear, or 9 have his or her delegates' names appear, on the presidential 10 preference primary ballot unless all committee members of the 11 same political party as the candidate agree to delete such 12 candidate's name from the ballot. The selection committee 13 shall meet in Tallahassee on the first Tuesday after the first 14 Monday in November of the January each year preceding the a 15 presidential preference primary is held. The selection 16 committee shall publicly announce and submit to the Department 17 of State no later than 5 p.m. on the following day the names 18 of presidential candidates who shall have their names appear, 19 or who are entitled to have their delegates' names appear, on 20 the presidential preference primary ballot. The Department of 21 State shall immediately notify each presidential candidate 22 designated by the committee. Such notification shall be in 23 writing, by registered mail, with return receipt requested. 24 (b) Any presidential candidate whose name does not 25 appear on the list submitted to the Secretary of State may 26 request that the selection committee place his or her name on 27 the ballot. Such request shall be made in writing to the 28 Secretary of State no later than the second Tuesday after the 29 first Monday in November of the year preceding the 30 presidential preference primary January. 31 (c) If a presidential candidate makes a request that 2 5:40 PM 03/06/07 s0960.ee00.001
Florida Senate - 2007 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. SB's 960 and 1010 Barcode 100320 1 the selection committee reconsider placing the candidate's 2 name on the ballot, the selection committee will reconvene no 3 later than the second Thursday after the first Monday in 4 November of the year preceding the presidential preference 5 primary January to reconsider placing the candidate's name on 6 the ballot. The Department of State shall immediately notify 7 such candidate of the selection committee's decision. 8 (3) A candidate's name shall be printed on the 9 presidential preference primary ballot unless the candidate 10 submits to the Department of State, prior to the second 11 Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the year 12 preceding the presidential preference primary January, an 13 affidavit stating that he or she is not now, and does not 14 presently intend to become, a candidate for President at the 15 upcoming nominating convention. If a candidate withdraws 16 pursuant to this subsection, the Department of State shall 17 notify the state executive committee that the candidate's name 18 will not be placed on the ballot. The Department of State 19 shall, no later than the third Tuesday after the first Monday 20 in November of the year preceding the presidential preference 21 primary January, certify to each supervisor of elections the 22 name of each candidate for political party nomination to be 23 printed on the ballot. 24 (6) Delegates must qualify no later than the second 25 Friday in November of the year preceding the presidential 26 preference primary January in the manner provided by party 27 rule. 28 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2007. 29 30 31 3 5:40 PM 03/06/07 s0960.ee00.001
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