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Amendment CaShTmL-912330.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for SB 3004
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 912330
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11  Senator Clary moved the following amendment to amendment
12  (652510):
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14         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
15         On page 12, between lines 13 and 14,
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17  insert:  
18         Section 55.  Subsection (1) of section 191.005, Florida
19  Statutes, is amended to read:
20         191.005  District boards of commissioners; membership,
21  officers, meetings.--
22         (1)(a)  With the exception of districts whose governing
23  boards are appointed collectively by the Governor, the county
24  commission, and any cooperating city within the county, the
25  business affairs of each district shall be conducted and
26  administered by a five-member board. All three-member boards
27  existing on the effective date of this act shall be converted
28  to five-member boards, except those permitted to continue as a
29  three-member board by special act adopted in 1997 or
30  thereafter. The board shall be elected in nonpartisan
31  elections by the electors of the district.  Except as provided
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SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 3004 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 912330 1 in this act, such elections shall be held at the time and in 2 the manner prescribed by law for holding general elections in 3 accordance with s. 189.405(2)(a) and (3), and each member 4 shall be elected for a term of 4 years and serve until the 5 member's successor assumes office. Candidates for the board of 6 a district shall qualify with the county supervisor of 7 elections in whose jurisdiction the district is located. If 8 the district is a multicounty district, candidates shall 9 qualify with the Department of State. All candidates may 10 qualify by paying a filing fee of $25 or by obtaining the 11 signatures of at least 25 registered electors of the district 12 on petition forms provided by the supervisor of elections 13 which petitions shall be submitted and checked in the same 14 manner as petitions filed by nonpartisan judicial candidates 15 pursuant to s. 105.035. 16 (b) Each candidate who collects or expends campaign 17 contributions shall conduct his or her campaign for 18 commissioner of an independent special fire control district 19 in accordance with the provisions of chapter 106. However, 20 candidates who receive no contributions and make no other 21 expenditures except for petition verification or the $25 22 filing fee may be exempt from the provisions of chapter 106 23 requiring the establishment of bank accounts and the 24 appointment of campaign treasurers, as long as they have no 25 opposition. If opposition is confirmed by the qualifying 26 officer at the close of the qualifying period, opposed 27 candidates shall open a campaign account, designate a campaign 28 treasurer within 5 days after the end of qualifying, and be 29 responsible for all other requirements of chapter 106. 30 (c)(b)1. At the next general election following the 31 effective date of this act, or on or after the effective date 2 5:01 PM 04/27/04 s3004.ee04.01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 3004 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 912330 1 of a special act or general act of local application creating 2 a new district, the members of the board shall be elected by 3 the electors of the district in the manner provided in this 4 section. The office of each member of the board is designated 5 as being a seat on the board, distinguished from each of the 6 other seats by a numeral: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. The numerical 7 seat designation does not designate a geographical subdistrict 8 unless such subdistrict exists on the effective date of this 9 act, in which case the candidates must reside in the 10 subdistrict, and only electors of the subdistrict may vote in 11 the election for the member from that subdistrict. Each 12 candidate for a seat on the board shall designate, at the time 13 the candidate qualifies, the seat on the board for which the 14 candidate is qualifying. The name of each candidate who 15 qualifies for election to a seat on the board shall be 16 included on the ballot in a way that clearly indicates the 17 seat for which the candidate is a candidate. The candidate 18 for each seat who receives the most votes cast for a candidate 19 for the seat shall be elected to the board. 20 2. If, on the effective date of this act, a district 21 presently in existence elects members of its board, the next 22 election shall be conducted in accordance with this section, 23 but this section does not require the early expiration of any 24 member's term of office by more than 60 days. 25 3. If, on the effective date of this act, a district 26 does not elect the members of its board, the entire board 27 shall be elected in accordance with this section. However, in 28 the first election following the effective date of this act, 29 seats 1, 3, and 5 shall be designated for 4-year terms and 30 seats 2 and 4 shall be designated for 2-year terms. 31 4. If, on the effective date of this act, the district 3 5:01 PM 04/27/04 s3004.ee04.01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 3004 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 912330 1 has an elected three-member board, one of the two seats added 2 by this act shall, for the first election following the 3 effective date of this act, be designated for a 4-year term 4 and the other for a 2-year term, unless the terms of the three 5 existing seats all expire within 6 months of the first 6 election following the effective date of this act, in which 7 case seats 1, 3, and 5 shall be designated for 4-year terms 8 and seats 2 and 4 shall be designated for 2-year terms. 9 5. If the district has an elected three-member board 10 designated to remain three members by special act adopted in 11 1997 or thereafter, the terms of the board members shall be 12 staggered. In the first election following the effective date 13 of this act, seats 1 and 3 shall be designated for 4-year 14 terms, and seat 2 for a 2-year term. 15 (d)(c) The board of any district may request the local 16 legislative delegation that represents the area within the 17 district to create by special law geographical subdistricts 18 for board seats. Any board of five members or larger elected 19 on a subdistrict basis as of the effective date of this act 20 shall continue to elect board members from such previously 21 designated subdistricts, and this act shall not require the 22 elimination of board seats from such boards. 23 24 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 25 26 27 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 28 And the title is amended as follows: 29 On page 13, line 27, after the semicolon, 30 31 insert: 4 5:01 PM 04/27/04 s3004.ee04.01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 3004 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 912330 1 amending s. 191.005, F.S.; requiring that 2 candidates for commissioner of an independent 3 special fire control district comply with ch. 4 106, F.S., under certain circumstances; 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 5 5:01 PM 04/27/04 s3004.ee04.01
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