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. 8 9 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 10 Florida: 11 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 of19 campaigns for elective state-wide office.—It is the policy of20 this state to provide for state-wide elections in which all21 qualified candidates may compete effectively. A method of public22 financing for campaigns for state-wide office shall be23 established by law. Spending limits shall be established for24 such campaigns for candidates who use public funds in their25 campaigns. The legislature shall provide funding for this26 provision. General law implementing this paragraph shall be at27 least as protective of effective competition by a candidate who28 uses public funds as the general law in effect on January 1,29 1998.