|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Local Government Lobbyist Registration Fees
Authorizing the Commission on Ethics to establish a lobbyist registration fee by rule; specifying limitations for such fee; specifying that a registration is incomplete until the commission receives a registration fee; prohibiting governmental entities from charging fees for lobbyist or principal registration, etc.
Florida Senate - 2020 SB 768 By Senator Perry 8-00783-20 2020768__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to local government lobbyist 3 registration fees; amending s. 112.3262, F.S.; 4 authorizing the Commission on Ethics to establish a 5 lobbyist registration fee by rule; specifying 6 limitations for such fee; specifying that a 7 registration is incomplete until the commission 8 receives a registration fee; prohibiting governmental 9 entities from charging fees for lobbyist or principal 10 registration; providing an exception for enforcement 11 costs; providing a contingent effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Subsection (12) is added to section 112.3262, 16 Florida Statutes, as created by SB __, to read: 17 112.3262 Lobbying before governmental entities.— 18 (12)(a) The annual lobbyist registration fee shall be 19 established by commission rule. The fee may not exceed $40 for 20 each principal represented for one county and governmental 21 entities therein or one multi-county governmental entity, or 22 exceed $5 for each principal represented for each additional 23 county and governmental entities therein or additional multi 24 county governmental entities. In addition to any requirements in 25 subsection (3), a registration is incomplete until the 26 commission receives the lobbyists registration fee. 27 (b) A governmental entity may not charge a fee for the 28 registration of lobbyists and principals, or for the enforcement 29 of lobbyist regulation except as may be reasonable and necessary 30 to cover the cost of such enforcement. A governmental entity may 31 not charge a fee for enforcement upon initial registration. Such 32 fees may only be charged in the event that an enforcement action 33 is initiated and is limited to the direct and actual cost of 34 enforcement. 35 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 36 SB __ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 37 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 38 thereof and becomes a law.
|01/14/2020||Senate||Introduced -SJ 58|
|11/21/2019||Senate||Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 58|