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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVIII
Banks And Banking
Chapter 655
Financial Institutions Generally
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Section 655.019, Florida Statutes 2001

655.019  Campaign contributions; limitations.--

(1)  Notwithstanding the limits provided in s. 106.08, no financial institution which is licensed or otherwise authorized to do business pursuant to chapters 655-665, nor an officer, executive officer, affiliate, subsidiary or service corporation of a financial institution that is licensed or otherwise authorized to do business pursuant to chapters 655-665, and no political committee or committee of continuous existence representing the interests of such financial institution shall make a contribution in excess of $100, for any election, to or on behalf of the Comptroller or any candidate for the office of Comptroller. The provisions of this subsection shall not prevent any candidate or members of that candidate's immediate family from contributing to that candidate's campaign as otherwise permitted by law.

(2)  The Comptroller or candidate for the office of Comptroller may not accept a campaign contribution in excess of $100 from any financial institution which is licensed or otherwise authorized to do business pursuant to chapters 655-665, or an officer, executive officer, affiliate, subsidiary or service corporation of such financial institution, or any political committee or committee of continuous existence that represents that financial institution.

(3)  No employee of the department may solicit a campaign contribution for the Comptroller or any candidate for the office of the Comptroller from any person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to do business by the department or who has an application pending for licensure or other authorization to do business pending with the department, or any director, officer, employee, agent, retained legal counsel, lobbyist, or partner or affiliate of that person or any political committee or committee of continuous existence that represents that person. For purposes of this section, "employee of the department" means any person employed in the department or the Comptroller's office holding a position in the Senior Management Service as defined in s. 110.402; any person holding a position in the Selected Exempt Service as defined in s. 110.602; any person having authority over institution policy, regulation, or supervision; or any person hired on a contractual basis, having the power normally conferred upon such person, by whatever title.

(4)  Any person who knowingly and willfully commits a violation of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.--s. 219, ch. 92-303; s. 52, ch. 95-211.

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