Press Conference on Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Announced
Representative Joe Gruters (R) D-73 will be holding a press conference on Wednesday December 6th, 2017 at the state capitol to discuss his Campaign Finance Reform Legislation (HB 43). Senator Greg Steube (R) D-23 has filed the companion bill in the Senate (SB 122).
This legislation would prohibit Political Committees (PCs) and Electioneering Communications Organizations (ECOs) from making contributions to each other.
The use of political committees and electioneering communications organizations to make contributions to each other makes it extremely difficult to determine the original source of the contributions. In many cases contributions flow through multiple committees before reaching the final committee where the money is actually spent to influence the outcome of a political campaign. This legislation will make the election process more transparent and allow voters to make informed decisions about candidates.
Campaign Finance Reform has been a key priority for the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida and the Come Clean Florida Coalition. Bob White, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida will be speaking at the press conference.
The press conference will be held on Wednesday December 6th, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the 4th floor rotunda between the two chambers.