Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 023355
   

File Number: 023355 File Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: ORDINANCE RELATING TO CANDIDATE QUALIFYING Introduced: 11/22/2002
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 12/17/2002 Agenda Item Number: 13J
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO CANDIDATE QUALIFYING; REQUIRING COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATES AND MIAMI-DADE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DISTRICT COMMISSION CANDIDATES TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY TO QUALIFY FOR ELECTION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: ELECTIONS
  RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
Sponsors: Dorrin D. Rolle, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 12/17/2002 13J Withdrawn
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 13J Substitute, Legislative File Number 023541)

County Attorney 11/22/2002 Assigned William X. Candela

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO CANDIDATE QUALIFYING; REQUIRING COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATES AND MIAMI-DADE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DISTRICT COMMISSION CANDIDATES TO FILE AN AFFIDAVIT AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY TO QUALIFY FOR ELECTION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 12-11 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
Sec. 12-11. Receipt of qualification papers of candidates; examination; determination of compliance with election laws.

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(c) Filing an Affidavit and Proof of Residency to Qualify for Election. Candidates for the office of County Commissioner and the Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue Service District Commission shall submit a sworn affidavit at the time of qualifying that provides their current address of legal residence and affirms that they have met the residency requirements pursuant to Section 1.04 of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter and Article II, Section 18-24 of the Code, respectively. The affidavit shall be on a form provided by the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections. In addition to filing the affidavit, candidates shall submit proof of residency >>which shall include at a minimum any two of the following documents: voter's registration, driver's license, property tax receipt, homestead exemption, utility bill, lease agreement<< for the prescribed period within the district for which they are qualifying to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

(d) Penalties. In addition to any other penalties which may be applicable, any person who knowingly misrepresents their legal residency shall be >>subject to perjury and<< punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed sixty (60) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
Section 5. This ordinance does not contain a sunset provision.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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