Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1476
By Senator Gelber
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to campaign contributions; amending s.
3 106.08, F.S.; prohibiting legislators, statewide
4 officeholders, and certain candidates from soliciting
5 or accepting contributions to or on behalf of a
6 political committee, committee of continuous
7 existence, electioneering communications organization,
8 or an organization operating under specified
9 provisions of the Internal Revenue Code; prohibiting
10 such individuals from controlling, coordinating, or
11 consulting with such a committee or organization;
12 providing exceptions; providing penalties; providing
13 an effective date.
15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
17 Section 1. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (7) of
18 section 106.08, Florida Statutes, to read:
19 106.08 Contributions; limitations on.—
21 (c) A member of the Legislature, a statewide officeholder,
22 or a candidate for legislative or statewide office may not,
23 directly or indirectly, solicit, cause to be solicited, or
24 accept any contribution to or on behalf of a political
25 committee, committee of continuous existence, electioneering
26 communications organization, or, except for a political party or
27 campaign of the candidate, any organization operating under s.
28 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, and may not control,
29 coordinate, or consult with any such committee or organization.
30 Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any person
31 who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this
32 paragraph commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as
33 provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.