(1) As a condition of receiving a rebate of party assessments under s. 103.121(1)(b), the leader or treasurer of an affiliated party committee as defined in s. 103.092 shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation in writing. During the qualifying period for state candidates and prior to distribution of such
funds, a printed copy of the oath or affirmation shall be filed with the Secretary
of State and shall be substantially in the following form:
State of Florida
County of _____
Before me, an officer authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared (name) , to me well known, who, being sworn, says that he or she is the (title) of the (name of party) (name of chamber) affiliated party committee; that the affiliated party committee has not made, either
directly or indirectly, an independent expenditure in support of or opposition to
a candidate or elected public official in the prior 6 months; that the affiliated
party committee will not make, either directly or indirectly, an independent expenditure
in support of or opposition to a candidate or elected public official, through and
including the upcoming general election; and that the affiliated party committee
will not violate the contribution limits applicable to candidates under s. 106.08(2), Florida Statutes.
(Signature of committee officer)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this _____ day of _____, ___(year)___, at _____ County, Florida.
(Signature and title of officer administering oath)
(2)(a) Any affiliated party committee found to have violated the provisions of the
oath or affirmation prior to receiving funds shall be ineligible to receive the rebate
for that general election year.
(b) Any affiliated party committee found to have violated the provisions of the oath
or affirmation after receiving funds shall be ineligible to receive the rebate from
candidates qualifying for the following general election cycle.
(3) Any funds not distributed to the affiliated party committee pursuant to this section
shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund of the state.
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