CRC - 2017 P 31 By Commissioner Donalds donaldse-00024-17 201731__ 1 A proposal to repeal 2 Section 7 of Article VI of the State Constitution to 3 remove the requirement that a method of public 4 financing for campaigns for statewide office be 5 established by law. 6 7 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 8 Florida: 9 10 Section 7 of Article VI of the State Constitution is 11 repealed: 12 ARTICLE VI 13 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS 14
SECTION 7. Campaign spending limits and funding of15 campaigns for elective state-wide office.—It is the policy of16 this state to provide for state-wide elections in which all17 qualified candidates may compete effectively. A method of public18 financing for campaigns for state-wide office shall be19 established by law. Spending limits shall be established for20 such campaigns for candidates who use public funds in their21 campaigns. The legislature shall provide funding for this22 provision. General law implementing this paragraph shall be at23 least as protective of effective competition by a candidate who24 uses public funds as the general law in effect on January 1,25 1998.