S.99.021 F.S. -- CANDIDATES SEEKING A PARTY NOMINATION
Old Law: Candidate has not been a candidate for nomination of any political party for 6 months prior to general election for which the candidate seeks to qualify.
New Law: Candidate has not been a registered member of any other political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the candidate seeks to qualify.
EFFECTIVE UPON BECOMING LAW -- MAY 2011
This means any candidate who has changed parties within 365 days of the beginning of qualifying will be ineligible to qualify as a political party candidate, but will be eligible to qualify as a candidate with no party affiliation.