§ 99.093 Municipal candidates; election assessment.
Overview of Statute
(1) Each person seeking to qualify for nomination or election to a municipal office shall pay, at the time of qualifying for office, an election assessment. The election assessment shall be an amount equal to 1 percent of the annual salary of the office sought. Within 30 days after the close of qualifying, the qualifying officer shall forward all assessments collected pursuant to this section to the Florida Elections Commission for deposit in the Elections Commission Trust Fund.
s. 9, ch. 89-338; s. 2, ch. 91-107; s. 538, ch. 95-147; s. 12, ch. 97-13; s. 3, ch. 2010-16; s. 17, ch. 2011-40.
1. Definition for Person
An individual or a corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, club, organization, estate, trust, business trust, syndicate, or other combination of individuals having collective capacity. The term includes a political party, affiliated party committee, or political committee. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(14).
2. Definition for Election
Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).
Case Name: Secretary of State v. Milligan
Citation: 704 So.2d 152
Case Summary: Secretary of State v. Milligan held that the termination of the Election Campaign Financing Trust Fund did not change the Secretary of State's duty to collect and deposit filing fees.
Case Name: Harris v. Iorio
Citation: 922 F.Supp. 588
Federal District Court: Middle District of Florida
Case Summary: Harris v. Iorio held that a city filing fee was not unconstitutional, since it provided an alternative route for ballot access.