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Amendment CaShTmL-722946.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2007                      COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010
                        Barcode 722946
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11  The Committee on Transportation and Economic Development
12  Appropriations (Webster) recommended the following amendment:
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14         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
15         On page 25, between lines 13 and 14,
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18         Section 19.  Subsection (3) of section 100.111, Florida
19  Statutes, is amended to read:
20         100.111  Filling vacancy.--
21         (3)  Whenever there is a vacancy for which a special
22  election is required pursuant to s. 100.101, the Governor,
23  after consultation with the Secretary of State, shall fix the
24  dates of a special primary election and a special election.
25  Nominees of political parties other than minor political
26  parties shall be chosen under the primary laws of this state
27  in the special primary election to become candidates in the
28  special election. Prior to setting the special election dates,
29  the Governor shall consider any upcoming elections in the
30  jurisdiction where the special election will be held. The
31  dates fixed by the Governor shall be specific days certain and
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Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 722946 1 shall not be established by the happening of a condition or 2 stated in the alternative. The dates fixed shall provide a 3 minimum of 2 weeks between each election. In the event a 4 vacancy occurs in the office of state senator or member of the 5 House of Representatives when the Legislature is in regular 6 legislative session, the minimum times prescribed by this 7 subsection may be waived upon concurrence of the Governor, the 8 Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of 9 the Senate. If a vacancy occurs in the office of state senator 10 and no session of the Legislature is scheduled to be held 11 prior to the next general election, the Governor may fix the 12 dates for the special primary election and for the special 13 election to coincide with the dates of the primary election 14 and general election. If a vacancy in office occurs in any 15 district in the state Senate or House of Representatives or in 16 any congressional district, and no session of the Legislature, 17 or session of Congress if the vacancy is in a congressional 18 district, is scheduled to be held during the unexpired portion 19 of the term, the Governor is not required to call a special 20 election to fill such vacancy. 21 (a) The dates for candidates to qualify in such 22 special election or special primary election shall be fixed by 23 the Department of State, and candidates shall qualify not 24 later than noon of the last day so fixed. The dates fixed for 25 qualifying shall allow a minimum of 14 days between the last 26 day of qualifying and the special primary election. 27 (b) The filing of campaign expense statements by 28 candidates in such special elections or special primaries and 29 by committees making contributions or expenditures to 30 influence the results of such special primaries or special 31 elections shall be not later than such dates as shall be fixed 2 7:12 AM 04/23/07 s0960c1c-ta09-b04
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 722946 1 by the Department of State, and in fixing such dates the 2 Department of State shall take into consideration and be 3 governed by the practical time limitations. 4 (c) The dates for a candidate to qualify by the 5 petition process pursuant to s. 99.095 in such special primary 6 or special election shall be fixed by the Department of State. 7 In fixing such dates the Department of State shall take into 8 consideration and be governed by the practical time 9 limitations. Any candidate seeking to qualify by the petition 10 process in a special primary election shall obtain 25 percent 11 of the signatures required by s. 99.095. 12 (d) The qualifying fees and party assessments of such 13 candidates as may qualify shall be the same as collected for 14 the same office at the last previous primary for that office. 15 The party assessment shall be paid to the appropriate 16 executive committee of the political party to which the 17 candidate belongs. 18 (e) Each county canvassing board shall make as speedy 19 a return of the result of such special primary elections and 20 special elections as time will permit, and the Elections 21 Canvassing Commission likewise shall make as speedy a canvass 22 and declaration of the nominees as time will permit. 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 3, line 5, following the first semicolon 30 31 insert: 3 7:12 AM 04/23/07 s0960c1c-ta09-b04
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 722946 1 amending s. 100.111, F.S.; revising provisions 2 relating to choosing political party nominees 3 for a special election; 4 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 4 7:12 AM 04/23/07 s0960c1c-ta09-b04
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