Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 110324
   

File Number: 110324 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 10-56 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FUNDS GENERATED BY LOBBYIST REGISTRATION FEES Introduced: 2/8/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/21/2010
Agenda Date: 9/21/2010 Agenda Item Number: 7E
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. ALSO SEE 102173, 101272. 6WKS/4WKS REQUIRED. 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 FIFTEEN 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 (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NOS. 102173, 101272)
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

County Attorney 2/8/2011 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Board of County Commissioners 9/21/2010 7E AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: There being no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance as amended. The Board adopted the foregoing ordinance as amended to reflect in the title of the ordinance “…fifteen percent...” instead of “…twenty percent…”

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 FIFTEEN 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, fifteen (15) percent of future funds generated by lobbyist registration fees after the effective date of this ordinance 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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