Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1928
By Senator Bennett
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to campaign finance; amending s.
3 106.113, F.S.; deleting the definition of “public
4 funds”; prohibiting a local government, or a person
5 acting on behalf of a local government, from making a
6 specific appropriation or designated expenditure of
7 moneys under the jurisdiction or control of the local
8 government; prohibiting certain persons or groups from
9 accepting such moneys for the purpose of certain
10 political advertisements; deleting an exception for
11 certain electioneering communications; clarifying that
12 certain provisions of state law do not preclude
13 certain officials from expressing an opinion on an
14 issue at any time; providing an effective date.
16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
18 Section 1. Section 106.113, Florida Statutes, is amended to
20 106.113 Expenditures by local governments.—
21 (1) As used in this section, the term
22 (a) “local government” means:
23 (a) 1. A county, municipality, school district, or other
24 political subdivision in this state; and
25 (b) 2. Any department, agency, board, bureau, district,
26 commission, authority, or similar body of a county,
27 municipality, school district, or other political subdivision of
28 this state.
29 (b) “Public funds” means all moneys under the jurisdiction
30 or control of the local government.
31 (2) A local government or a person acting on behalf of
32 local government may not make a specific appropriation or
33 designated expenditure of moneys under the jurisdiction or
34 control of the local government expend or authorize the
35 expenditure of, and a person or group may not accept such
36 moneys , public funds for the purpose of a political
37 advertisement or electioneering communication concerning an
38 issue, referendum, or amendment, including any state question,
39 that is subject to a vote of the electors. This subsection does
40 not apply to an electioneering communication from a local
41 government or a person acting on behalf of a local government
42 which is limited to factual information.
43 (3) With the exception of the prohibitions specified in
44 subsection (2), this section does not preclude an elected
45 official of the local government from expressing an opinion on
46 any issue at any time.
47 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.