You may complete the form online using your keyboard to fill in the information, tabbing from one section to the next. However, you must print the
completed form (just pages 1 and 2), sign and date it, then send it by mail or email to the Supervisor of Elections for the county in which you reside. There is no current system available to file online.
It is important that you timely file this form because the penalty for failure to timely file is 25.00 per day, to a maximum of 1,500.00. I suggest
that you file this form by certified mail, return receipt requested, and keep a photo copy of the form for your files. Several Trustees have had to show proof of filing in the past, so it is my practice to always get a receipt for such documents.
MANNER OF CALCULATING REPORTABLE INTERESTS: FILERS HAVE THE OPTION OF USING REPORTING THRESHOLDS THAT ARE ABSOLUTE DOLLAR VALUES, WHICH REQUIRES
FEWER CALCULATIONS, OR USING COMPARATIVE THRESHOLDS, WHICH ARE USUALLY BASED ON PERCENTAGE VALUES (see instructions for further details). CHECK THE ONE YOU ARE USING (must check one): COMPARATIVE (PERCENTAGE) THRESHOLDS OR DOLLAR VALUE THRESHOLDS
If you were mailed the form by the Commission on Ethics or a County Supervisor of Elections for your annual disclosure filing, return the form to
that location. To determine what category your position falls under, see page 3 of instructions. Local officers/employees file with the Supervisor of Elections of the county in which they permanently reside. (If you do not permanently reside in Florida, file with the Supervisor of the county where your agency has its headquarters.) Form 1 filers who file with the Supervisor of Elections may file by mail or email. Contact your Supervisor of Elections for the mailing address or email address to use. Do not email your form to the Commission on Ethics, it will be returned. State officers or specified state employees who file with the Commission on Ethics may file by mail or email. To file by mail, send the completed form to P.O. Drawer 15709, Tallahassee, FL 32317-5709; physical address: 325 John Knox Rd, Bldg E, Ste 200, Tallahassee, FL 32303. To file with the Commission by email, scan your completed form and any attachments as a pdf (do not use any other format), send it to CEForm1@leg.state.fl.us and retain a copy for your records. Do not file by both mail and email. Choose only one filing method. Form 6s will not be accepted via email.
Candidates file this form together with their filing papers. MULTIPLE FILING UNNECESSARY: A candidate who files a Form 1 with a qualifying officer is
not required to file with the Commission or Supervisor of Elections. WHEN TO FILE: Initially, each local officer/employee, state officer, and specified state employee must file within 30 days of the date of his or her appointment or of the beginning of employment. Appointees who must be confirmed by the Senate must file prior to confirmation, even if that is less than 30 days from the date of their appointment. Candidates must file at the same time they file their qualifying papers. Thereafter, file by July 1 following each calendar year in which they hold their positions. Finally, file a final disclosure form (Form 1F) within 60 days of leaving office or employment. Filing a CE Form 1F (Final Statement of Financial Interests) does not relieve the filer of filing a CE Form 1 if the filer was in his or her position on December 31, 2019.
Examples: You are the sole proprietor of a dry cleaning business, from which you received more than 10 of your gross income an amount that was more
than 1,500. If only one customer, a uniform rental company, provided more than 10 of your dry cleaning business, you must list the name of the uniform rental company, its address, and its principal business activity (uniform rentals). You are a 20 partner in a partnership that owns a shopping mall and your partnership income exceeded the thresholds listed above. You should list each tenant of the mall that provided more than 10 of the partnership s gross income, and the tenant s address and principal business activity.
[Required by s. 112.3145(3)(a)3, F.S.] Describe any intangible personal property that, at any time during the disclosure period, was worth more than
10 of your total assets, and state the business entity to which the property related. Intangible personal property includes things such as cash on hand, stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, vehicle leases, interests in businesses, beneficial interests in trusts, money owed you, Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) accounts, the Florida Prepaid College Plan, and bank accounts. Intangible personal property also includes investment products held in IRAs, brokerage accounts, and the Florida College Investment Plan. Note that the product contained in a brokerage account, IRA, or the Florida College Investment Plan is your asset not the account or plan itself. Things like automobiles and houses you own, jewelry, and paintings are not intangible property. Intangibles relating to the same business entity may be aggregated; for example, CD s and savings accounts with the same bank. Calculations: To determine whether the intangible property exceeds 10 of your total assets, total the fair market value of all of your assets (including real property, intangible property, and tangible personal property such as jewelry, furniture, etc.). When making this calculation, do not subtract any liabilities (debts) that may relate to the property. Multiply the total figure by 10 to arrive at the disclosure threshold. List only the intangibles that exceed this threshold amount. The value of a leased vehicle is the vehicle s present value minus the lease residual (a number which can be found on the lease document). Property that is only jointly owned property should be valued according to the percentage of your joint ownership. Property owned as tenants by the entirety or as joint tenants with right of survivorship should be valued at 100 . None of your calculations or the value of the property have to be disclosed on the form.
Example: You own 50 of the stock of a small corporation that is worth 100,000, the estimated fair market value of your home and other property (bank
accounts, automobile, furniture, etc.) is 200,000. As your total assets are worth 250,000, you must disclose intangibles worth over 25,000. Since the value of the stock exceeds this threshold, you should list stock and the name of the corporation. If your accounts with a particular bank exceed 25,000, you should list bank accounts and bank s name.
PART E LIABILITIES [Required by s. 112.3145(3)(b)4, F.S.]
List the name and address of each creditor to whom you owed any amount that, at any time during the disclosure period, exceeded your net worth. You
are not required to list the amount of any debt or your net worth. You do not have to disclose: credit card and retail installment accounts, taxes owed (unless reduced to a judgment), indebtedness on a life insurance policy owed to the company of issuance, or contingent liabilities. A contingent liability is one that will become an actual liability only when one or more future events occur or fail to occur, such as where you are liable only as a guarantor, surety, or endorser on a promissory note. If you are a co-maker and are jointly liable or jointly and severally liable, it is not a contingent liability. Calculations: To determine whether the debt exceeds your net worth, total all of your liabilities (including promissory notes, mortgages, credit card debts, judgments against you, etc.). The amount of the liability of a vehicle lease is the sum of any past-due payments and all unpaid prospective lease payments. Subtract the sum total of your liabilities from the value of all your assets as calculated above for Part D. This is your net worth. List each creditor to whom your debt exceeded this amount unless it is one of the types of indebtedness listed in the paragraph above (credit card and retail installment accounts, etc.). Joint liabilities with others for which you are jointly and severally liable, meaning that you may be liable for either your part or the whole of the obligation, should be included in your calculations at 100 of the amount owed.
Example: You owe 15,000 to a bank for student loans, 5,000 for credit card debts, and 60,000 (with spouse) to a savings and loan for a home mortgage.
Your home (owned by you and your spouse) is worth 80,000 and your other property is worth 20,000. Since your net worth is 20,000 ( 100,000 minus 80,000), you must report only the name and address of the savings and loan.
state and federally chartered banks; state and federal savings and loan associations; cemetery companies; insurance companies; mortgage companies;
credit unions; small loan companies; alcoholic beverage licensees; pari-mutuel wagering companies, utility companies, entities controlled by the Public Service Commission; and entities granted a franchise to operate by either a city or a county government.
Disclose in this part the fact that you owned during the disclosure period an interest in, or held any of certain positions with, the types of
businesses listed above. You are required to make this disclosure if you own or owned (either directly or indirectly in the form of an equitable or beneficial interest) at any time during the disclosure period more than 5 of the total assets or capital stock of one of the types of business entities listed above. You also must complete this part of the form for each of these types of businesses for which you are, or were at any time during the disclosure period, an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or agent (other than a resident agent solely for service of process).
If you are a Constitutional or elected municipal officer whose service began before March 31 of the year for which you are filing, you are required
to complete four hours of ethics training which addresses Article II, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution, the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, and the public records and open meetings laws of the state. You are required to certify on this form that you have taken such training. (End of Percentage Thresholds Instructions.)
2) Appointed members of each board, commission, authority, or council having statewide jurisdiction, excluding members of solely advisory bodies, but
including judicial nominating commission members; Directors of Enterprise Florida, Scripps Florida Funding Corporation, and Career Source Florida; and members of the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys; the Executive Director, Governors, and senior managers of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; Governors and senior managers of Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association; board members of the Northeast Fla. Regional Transportation Commission; board members of Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc; board members of Florida Is For Veterans, Inc.; and members of the Technology Advisory Council within the Agency for State Technology.
5) Appointed members of the following boards, councils, commissions, authorities, or other bodies of county, municipality, school district,
independent special district, or other political subdivision: the governing body of the subdivision; community college or junior college district boards of trustees; boards having the power to enforce local code provisions; boards of adjustment; community redevelopment agencies; planning or zoning boards having the power to recommend, create, or modify land planning or zoning within a political subdivision, except for citizen advisory committees, technical coordinating committees, and similar groups who only have the power to make recommendations to planning or zoning boards, and except for representatives of a military installation acting on behalf of all military installations within that jurisdiction; pension or retirement boards empowered to invest pension or retirement funds or determine entitlement to or amount of pensions or other retirement benefits, and the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board.
director of a county, municipality, or other political subdivision; county or municipal attorney; chief county or municipal building inspector;
county or municipal water resources coordinator; county or municipal pollution control director; county or municipal environmental control director; county or municipal administrator with power to grant or deny a land development permit; chief of police; fire chief; municipal clerk; appointed district school superintendent; community college president; district medical examiner; purchasing agent (regardless of title) having the authority to make any purchase exceeding 35,000 for the local governmental unit.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING FORM 1: INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION (Top of Form): If your name, mailing address, public agency, and position are already
printed on the form, you do not need to provide this information unless it should be changed. To change any of this information, write the correct information on the form, and contact your agency's financial disclosure coordinator. You can find your coordinator on the Commission on Ethics website: www.ethics. state.fl.us. NAME OF AGENCY: The name of the governmental unit which you serve or served, by which you are or were employed, or for which you are a candidate. DISCLOSURE PERIOD: The disclosure period for your report is the calendar year ending December 31, 2019.
OFFICE OR POSITION HELD OR SOUGHT: The title of the office or position you hold, are seeking, or held during the disclosure period even if you have
since left that position. If you are a candidate for office or are a new employee or appointee, check the appropriate box.
PUBLIC RECORD: The disclosure form and everything attached to it is a public record. Your Social Security Number is not required and you should
redact it from any documents you file. If you are an active or former officer or employee listed in Section 119.071, F.S., whose home address is exempt from disclosure, the Commission will maintain that confidentiality if you submit a written request.