§ 106.32 Election Campaign Financing Trust Fund.
Overview of Statute
This statute provides for the creation of an election campaign financing trust fund, into which proceeds from filing fees and assessments are deposited, to fund qualifying candidates.
(1) There is hereby established in the State Treasury an 1Election Campaign Financing Trust Fund to be utilized by the Department of State as provided in ss. 106.30–106.36. If necessary, each year in which a general election is to be held for the election of the Governor and Cabinet, additional funds shall be transferred to the 1Election Campaign Financing Trust Fund from general revenue in an amount sufficient to fund qualifying candidates pursuant to the provisions of ss. 106.30–106.36.
s. 1, ch. 86-276; s. 19, ch. 91-107; s. 26, ch. 2013-37.
1. Definition for Department
The Department of State. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(7).
2. Definition for General Election
An election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the even-numbered years, for the purpose of filling national, state, county, and district offices and for voting on constitutional amendments not otherwise provided for by law. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(16).
3. Definition for Election
Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).
4. Definition for Candidate
Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:
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: Chiles v. Department of State, Division of Elections
Citation: 711 So.2d 151
Case Summary: Chiles v. Department of State, Division of Elections held that the statute regulating the dissolution of state trust funds for all state government agencies did not eliminate public funding of state elections.
Case Name: Republican Party of Florida v. Smith
Citation: 638 So.2d 26
Case Summary: Republican Party of Florida v. Smith held that the financing provisions of Florida's Election Campaign Financing Act constituted a valid appropriation.
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 113, Generally; eligibility requirements
Fla. Jur. 2d State of Florida s 171, Definition and nature of appropriations acts
Lobbying, PACs, and Campaign Finance s 11:111, Public financing-Overview