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Amendment CaShTmL-851784.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2007                      COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010
                        Barcode 851784
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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 6, line 8,
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18         Section 1.  Subsection (36) of section 97.021, Florida
19  Statutes, is amended to read:
20         97.021  Definitions.--For the purposes of this code,
21  except where the context clearly indicates otherwise, the
22  term:
23         (36)  "Third-party registration organization" means any
24  person, entity, or organization soliciting or collecting voter
25  registration applications. A third-party voter registration
26  organization does not include:
27         (a)  A political party;
28         (a)(b)  A person who seeks only to register to vote or
29  collect voter registration applications from that person's
30  spouse, child, or parent; or
31         (b)(c)  A person engaged in registering to vote or
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Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 851784 1 collecting voter registration applications as an employee or 2 agent of the division, supervisor of elections, Department of 3 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or a voter registration 4 agency. 5 Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 97.0575, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 97.0575 Third-party voter registrations.-- 8 (3) A third-party voter registration organization that 9 collects voter registration applications serves as a fiduciary 10 to the applicant, ensuring that any voter registration 11 application entrusted to the third-party voter registration 12 organization, irrespective of party affiliation, race, 13 ethnicity, or gender shall be promptly delivered to the 14 division or the supervisor of elections. If a voter 15 registration application collected by any third-party voter 16 registration organization is not promptly delivered to the 17 division or supervisor of elections, the individual collecting 18 the voter registration application, the registered agent, and 19 those individuals responsible for the day-to-day operation of 20 the third-party voter registration organization, including, if 21 applicable, the entity's board of directors, president, vice 22 president, managing partner, or such other individuals engaged 23 in similar duties or functions, shall be personally and 24 jointly and severally liable for the following fines: 25 (a) A fine in the amount of $50 $250 for each 26 application received by the division or the supervisor of 27 elections more than 10 days after the applicant delivered the 28 completed voter registration application to the third-party 29 voter registration organization or any person, entity, or 30 agent acting on its behalf. A fine in the amount of $250 for 31 each application received if the third-party registration 2 3:15 PM 04/23/07 s0960c1c-ta09-bz8
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 851784 1 organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf 2 acted willfully. 3 (b) A fine in the amount of $100 $500 for each 4 application collected by a third-party voter registration 5 organization or any person, entity, or agent acting on its 6 behalf, prior to book closing for any given election for 7 federal or state office and received by the division or the 8 supervisor of elections after the book closing deadline for 9 such election. A fine in the amount of $500 for each 10 application received if the third-party registration 11 organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf 12 acted willfully. 13 (c) A fine in the amount of $500 $5,000 for each 14 application collected by a third-party voter registration 15 organization or any person, entity, or agent acting on its 16 behalf, which is not submitted to the division or supervisor 17 of elections. A fine in the amount of $2,500 for each 18 application not submitted if the third-party registration 19 organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf 20 acted willfully. 21 22 The fines provided in this subsection shall be reduced by 23 three-fourths in cases in which the third-party voter 24 registration organization has complied with subsection (1). 25 The secretary shall waive the fines described in this 26 subsection upon a showing that the failure to deliver the 27 voter registration application promptly is based upon force 28 majeure or impossibility of performance. 29 30 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 31 3 3:15 PM 04/23/07 s0960c1c-ta09-bz8
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 851784 1 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 2 And the title is amended as follows: 3 On page 1, line 2, following the semicolon 4 5 insert: 6 amending s. 97.021, F.S.; redefining the term 7 "third-party registration organization"; 8 amending s. 97.0575, F.S.; revising fines 9 applicable to violations of requirements 10 relating to third-party voter registrations; 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 4 3:15 PM 04/23/07 s0960c1c-ta09-bz8
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