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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1928
       
       
       
       By Senator Bennett
       
       
       
       
       21-01289A-10                                          20101928__
    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.
   15  
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17  
   18         Section 1. Section 106.113, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   19  read:
   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.
   48  

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