According to the Miami Herald:
Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, wants a Miami-Dade road official thrown out of office for repeatedly ignoring the financial disclosure law. But it will take an act of the Legislature to allow it.Did he pay any of these fines? Come on. Lets collect these fine and throw this guy out. How did the County Commission react? They renewed his term until 2019.
In two recent speeches, Gaetz has called for the removal from office of people who willfully ignore the ethics laws, and both times he has referred to a specific scofflaw without identifying him.
The Herald/Times found him: He’s Robert W. Holland, a Miami lawyer who has served on the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority since 2005.
“We actually have at least one public official in the state of Florida who’s decided he’s not going to file financial disclosure, he’s not going to pay the fine, and he’s going to thumb his nose at the law,” Gaetz told business leaders Tuesday at the Florida Chamber’s Capitol Days. “As far as I’m concerned, if you don’t reveal your assets and liabilities as required by the law and if you don’t pay your fines, I want you kicked out of office. The ethics commission has pursued Holland for six years for repeatedly refusing to file an annual Form 6 financial disclosure form. Commission records show he has been assessed fines totaling $7,500, or $1,500 in each of the past five years.