Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 101272
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File Number: 101272 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: LOBBYIST REGISTRATION FEES Introduced: 5/19/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/3/2010
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 7
Notes: SEE AMENDED LEG# 102173 Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND CODE OF ETHICS ORDINANCE; AMENDING SECTION 2-11.1(S) OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT TWENTY PERCENT OF FUNDS GENERATED BY LOBBYIST REGISTRATION FEES SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO A SEPARATE ACCOUNT TO BE USED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND PUBLIC TRUST TO FUND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH, THE RENDERING OF ADVISORY OPINIONS AND ENFORCEMENT OF PROVISIONS REGARDING LOBBYISTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: AMENDING CODE
  CONFLICT OF INTEREST/CODE OF ETHICS
  LOBBYISTS
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/15/2010 1E4 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 1E4 Amended, Legislative File No. 102173 for the amended version.

Board of County Commissioners 6/7/2010 Municipalities notified of public hearing Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/15/2010 6/3/2010

Board of County Commissioners 6/3/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/15/2010

Board of County Commissioners 6/3/2010 4B Adopted on first reading 7/15/2010 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing ordinance into the record. Commissioners Heyman and Souto asked to be added as co-sponsors. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance as presented. The foregoing ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for a public hearing before the Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Committee (HPSIC) on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

County Manager 5/19/2010 Requires Municipal Notification Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/15/2010

County Attorney 5/19/2010 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 7/15/2010

County Attorney 5/19/2010 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND CODE OF ETHICS ORDINANCE; AMENDING SECTION 211.1(S) OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT TWENTY PERCENT OF FUNDS GENERATED BY LOBBYIST REGISTRATION FEES SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO A SEPARATE ACCOUNT TO BE USED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON ETHICS AND PUBLIC TRUST TO FUND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH, THE RENDERING OF ADVISORY OPINIONS AND ENFORCEMENT OF PROVISIONS REGARDING LOBBYISTS; 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 2-11.1(s) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
Chapter 2

ADMINISTRATION

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Sec. 2-11.1. Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance.
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(s) Lobbying.
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(2) All lobbyists shall register with the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners within five (5) business days of being retained as a lobbyist or before engaging in any lobbying activities, whichever shall come first. Every person required to so register shall:
(a) Register on forms prepared by the Clerk;
(b) State under oath his or her name, business address and the name and business address of each person or entity which has employed said registrant to lobby. If the lobbyist represents a corporation, the corporation shall also be identified. Without limiting the foregoing, the lobbyist shall also identify all persons holding, directly or indirectly, a five (5) percent or more ownership interest in such corporation, partnership, or trust. Registration of all lobbyists shall be required prior to January 15 of each year and each person who withdraws as a lobbyist for a particular client shall file an appropriate notice of withdrawal. The fee for annual registration shall be four hundred and ninety dollars ($490.00). Every registrant shall be required to state the extent of any business or professional relationship with any current person described in subsection (b)(1). The registration fees required by this subsection shall be deposited by the Clerk into a separate account and shall be expended for the purpose of recording, transcribing, administration and other costs incurred in maintaining these records for availability to the public. >>Notwithstanding the foregoing, twenty (20) percent of existing and future funds generated by lobbyist registration fees shall be deposited into a separate account, and shall be expended by the Ethics Commission for the purposes of educational outreach, the rendering of advisory opinions and enforcement of the provisions of Section 211.1(s) relating to lobbyists.<< There shall be no fee required for filing a notice of withdrawal and the Board of County Commissioners may, in its discretion, waive the registration fee upon a finding of financial hardship.
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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.
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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