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§ 104.187 Initiative petitions; registration.


A person who violates s. 100.371(3) commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.


Added by Laws 2019, c. 2019-64, § 5, eff. July 7, 2019.

Editors’ Notes:

Laws 2019, c. 2019-64, § 6, provides: “The provisions of this act apply to all revisions or amendments to the State Constitution by initiative that are proposed for the 2020 election ballot and each ballot thereafter; provided, however, that nothing in this act affects the validity of any petition form gathered before the effective date of this act [June 7, 2019] or any contract entered into before the effective date of this act [June 7, 2019].”

Definition [Ballot]

As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, ballot means the card, tape, or other vehicle upon which the elector’s choices are recorded. Fla. Stat. § 101.5603(2).

Definition [Person]

An individual or a corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, club, organization, estate, trust, business trust, syndicate, or other combination of individuals having collective capacity. The term includes a political party, affiliated party committee, or political committee. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(14).

Definition [Election]

Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).