Committees and Campaign Treasurer Reports

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2. Definition of Committees

A political committee is:

A combination of two or more individuals, or a person other than an individual, that, in an aggregate amount in excess of $500 during a single calendar year:
     a. Accepts contributions for the purpose of making contributions to any candidate, political committee, affiliated party committee or political party;
     b. Accepts contributions for the purpose of expressly advocating the election or defeat of a candidate or issue;
     c. Makes expenditures that expressly advocate the election or defeat of a candidate or issue; or
     d. Makes contributions to a common fund, other than a joint checking account between spouses, from which contributions are made to any candidate, political committee, or political party.

A political committee is not an electioneering communications organization, an affiliated party committee, or a political party executive committee.

Florida Statutes 106.03 - Registration of political committees and electioneering communications organizations

An electioneering communications organization is:

Any group, other than a political party or political committee whose election-related activities are limited to making expenditures for electioneering communications or accepting contributions for the purpose of making electioneering communications and whose activities would not otherwise require the group to register as a political party or political committee under Chapter 106, Florida Statutes. 

Florida Statutes 106.0703 - Electioneering communications organizations; reporting requirements; certification and filing; penalties

Comparison Chart of Political Committees and Electioneering Communications Organizations

3. Information for Committees Regarding Campaign Reports

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 13687, adopted on June 8, 2017, “[E]ach person, candidate, political committee, electioneering communications organization, or other individual or organization required to file campaign treasurer’s reports with the City Clerk in their official capacity as filing officer for the City of Miami (“City”) pursuant to Chapter 106, Florida Statutes, shall file such reports by means of the City’s electronic filing system.

Campaign Treasurer's Reports must be filed with the City Clerk via the electronic filing system (EFS). To access the EFS, you must first obtain a login ID and password from the Office of the City Clerk.

Electronic Submissions must be received no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the day designated, per Florida Statute 106.0705(3). Any report that is received electronically after that time will be considered late and shall be subject to a fine in accordance with Florida Statute 106.07(8)(b). Per Sections 106.07(1) and 106.0703(1)(a), Florida Statutes, reports shall be filed on the 10th day following the end of a calendar month, except that if the 10th day following the end of a calendar month occurs on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the report shall be filed on the next following day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. 

In any reporting period during which a committee has not received any contributions or expended any reportable funds, the committee must electronically file a Waiver of Report with the Office of the City Clerk.

Login for Committees to Submit Campaign Treasurer's Reports

For additional information on campaign reports for committees, please refer to:
Political Committee Handbook (09/27/2019)     Electioneering Communications Organization Handbook (07/23/2019) 

4. Public Search of Committee Campaign Reports

Search Contributions and Expenditures from July 1, 2017 to present. The first Campaign Treasurer's report that will be searchable using the links below is the 2017-M07 report which was due on August 10, 2017. To view prior archived campaign reports, contact the Office of the City Clerk or make a Public Records Request.

List of Committees from 2017 Election to Present             Search Committee Campaign Treasurer's Reports