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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title X
PUBLIC OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND RECORDS
Chapter 112
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 112.3122
112.3122 Enforcement and penalties for constitutional prohibition against lobbying by a public officer.
(1) Section 8(f), Art. II of the State Constitution applies to persons serving as public officers on or after December 31, 2022.
(2) For purposes of administrative enforcement, a violation of s. 8(f), Art. II of the State Constitution is deemed a violation of this part.
(3) If the commission finds that there has been a violation of s. 8(f)(3), Art. II of the State Constitution, the commission must report its findings and recommendations for appropriate action to the Governor, who has the power to invoke any of the penalties under subsection (4).
(4) A violation of s. 8(f), Art. II of the State Constitution may be punished by one or more of the following:
(a) Public censure and reprimand.
(b) A civil penalty not to exceed $10,000.
(c) Forfeiture of any pecuniary benefits received for conduct that violates this section. The amount of the pecuniary benefits must be paid to the General Revenue Fund.
(5) The Attorney General and Chief Financial Officer are independently authorized to collect any penalty imposed under this section.
History.s. 2, ch. 2022-140.