CRC - 2017                                                  P 56
       By Commissioner Kruppenbacher
       kruppenbf-00070-17                                      201756__
    1                         A proposal to amend                       
    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 and to prohibit the expenditure of
    6         any public funds on campaigns for state or local
    7         elections.
    9  Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of
   10  Florida:
   12         Section 7 of Article VI of the State Constitution is
   13  amended to read:
   14                             ARTICLE VI                            
   15                       SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS                      
   16         SECTION 7. Prohibition on expenditure of public funds for
   17  campaign spending.—Public funds may not be expended on any
   18  campaign for a state or local election. limits and funding of
   19  campaigns for elective state-wide office.—It is the policy of
   20  this state to provide for state-wide elections in which all
   21  qualified candidates may compete effectively. A method of public
   22  financing for campaigns for state-wide office shall be
   23  established by law. Spending limits shall be established for
   24  such campaigns for candidates who use public funds in their
   25  campaigns. The legislature shall provide funding for this
   26  provision. General law implementing this paragraph shall be at
   27  least as protective of effective competition by a candidate who
   28  uses public funds as the general law in effect on January 1,
   29  1998.