1996 Legislative Report for Period Ending May 4

Symbol Meaning
Current action
CS Committee Substitute
_ Passed both Chambers
W Withdrawn from further consideration

For Period Ending: May 4

Rather than do our usual–report all the action on each bill on our tracking list–we thought it might be more useful and informative if we told you what happened to each bill. Thus, what follows is a list of the bills we tracked during the 1996 Legislative Session, and the final disposition of each. On page 7 you will find a description of each bill that passed.

Disposition of Open Government Bills – 1996 Legislative Session

CS/HB 47 Safety and Privacy for Jurors Act of 1996

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate committee.

CS/HB 129 Crimes Against Jurors

  • Passed the House; died in Senate committee.

CS/HB 165 University Health Services Support Organizations

  • Laid on table; SB 560 substituted. See SB 560.

HB 171 Managed Care Ombudsman Committee

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate messages.

HB 183 Deepwater Ports

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate committee.

CS/CS/HB 231 Restorative Justice Boards

  • Passed the House; died in Senate committee.

CS/HB 553 Public/Private Partnerships

  • Died on House Calendar.

HB 629 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Investigators

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

CS/HB 689 Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority

  • Laid on table; SB 426 substituted. See SB 426.

_HB 709 Exemption for Marketing Corporation Records

  • Passed the Legislature.

CS/HB 717 Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act

  • Laid on table; CS/SB 766 substituted. See CS/SB 766.

HB 889 Antitrust No-Action Letters

  • Withdrawn from further consideration. BUT SEE CS/HB 1035.

HB 925 Public Access to Health Care Information

  • Died in House committee.

CS/HB 977 Pawnbroker Transactions

  • Died in House committee. BUT SEE CS/SB 2810.

_CS/HB 1035 Antitrust No-Action Letters

  • Passed the Legislature.

CS/HB 1067 Risk-Based Capital Reports of Insurers

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate messages.

CS/HB 1111 Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxes

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate messages.

CS/HB 1115 Sunshine in Litigation

  • Died in House committee. BUT SEE SB 674.

HB 1223 Antitrust No-Action Letters

  • Withdrawn from consideration. BUT SEE CS/HB 1035.

HB 1295 Fees for Public Records

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

HB 1359 Antitrust No-Action Letters

  • Died in House committee. BUT SEE CS/HB 1035.

_CS/HB 1429 Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund Program

  • Passed the Legislature.

CS/HB 1465 Bank Account & Credit Card Numbers

  • Passed the House; died in Senate messages.

CS/HB 1801 Rabies Vaccination Certificates

  • Passed the House; died in Senate committee.

HB 1817 Environmental Self-Audit Reports

  • Died in House committee.

HB 1821 Department of Banking & Finance Personnel

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

_CS/HB 1853 Health Care Services Programs

  • Passed the Legislature.
    • NOTE: The language clarifying the term “identifying information” was deleted from the amended version of CS/HB 1853. However, similar language was included in CS/CS/SB 886 which also passed the Legislature.

CS/HB 1869 Agency Sealed Bids

  • Died on House Calendar. BUT SEE CS/SB 1252.

CS/HB 2045 Public-Private Development of DOT Property

  • Passed the House; died in Senate messages.

CS/HB 2073 Foster Care Licensees

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate messages.

HB 2109 Probable Cause Proceedings

  • Died in House committee.

HB 2363 Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association

  • Passed the House as amended; died in Senate committee.

HB 2403 Public Meeting Requirements

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

CS/HB 2421 Exemption for Airport and Airport Employees

  • Died on House Calendar with amendment pending. BUT SEE SB 2550.

HB 2427 Exemption for Grand Jury Information

  • Died in House committee.

HB 2481 Exemption for Locating Information

  • Died in House committee.

HB 2515 Public Utility Records

  • Passed the House; died in Senate committee.

CS/HB 2523 Exemption for 911 Records

  • Passed the House; died in Senate committee. BUT SEE SB 1190.

CS/HB 2681 Victim and Witness Protection Protocol

  • Died in House committee.

HB 2747 Viatical Settlement Records

  • Late filed; introduction deferred.

SB 42 Managed Care Ombudsman Committee Complaints

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

SB 92 Deepwater Ports

  • Died in Senate committee.

SB 110 Exemption for Grand Jury Information

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

CS/SB 202 Safety and Privacy for Jurors Act

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

CS/SB 286 Risk-Based Capital Reports of Insurers

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

_SB 426 Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority

  • Passed the Legislature.

SB 468 Rabies Vaccination Certificates

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

_SB 560 University Health Services Support Organizations

  • Passed the Legislature.

_SB 668 Deletion of Public Records Exemptions

  • Passed the Legislature.

_SB 674 Sunshine in Litigation

  • Passed the Legislature.

CS/SB 766 Motor Vehicle Records

  • Passed the Senate; passed the House as amended; Senate refused to concur in amendments; House refused to concede; died in Senate messages.

SB 894 Open Government Sunset Review Act of 1995

  • Passed the Senate; died in House committee.

SB 946 Donors to the Commission on the Status of Women

  • Died in Senate committee.

CS/SB 1180 Foster Care Licensees

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

_SB 1190 Exemption for 911 Records

  • Passed the Legislature.

SB 1198 Florida Surplus Lines Service Office

  • Died in Senate committee.

_SB 1238 Economic Development Agency

  • Passed the Legislature.

SB 1240 Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund Program

  • Laid on table; CS/HB 1429 substituted. See CS/HB 1429.

_CS/SB 1252 Agency Sealed Bids

  • Passed the Legislature.

SB 1300 Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund Program

  • Died in Senate committee. BUT SEE CS/HB 1429.

_SB 1650 Florida Commission on Tourism Donors

  • Passed the Legislature.

SB 1726 Antitrust No-Action Letters

  • Died on Senate Calendar. BUT SEE CS/HB 1035.

SB 1854 Public-Private Development of DOT Property

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

SB 1902 Environmental Self-Audit Reports

  • Died in Senate committee.

SB 1904 Student Records

  • Died in Senate committee

SB 1944 Public/Private Partnerships

  • Died in Senate committee.

SB 2200 Public Utility Records

  • Died in Senate committee.

SB 2222 Civil Actions Against HMOs

  • Laid on table; CS/HB 1853 substituted. See CS/HB 1853.

SB 2306 Mortgage Brokerage Records & Meetings

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

_SB 2550 Exemption for Airports and Airport Employees

  • Passed the Legislature.
    • NOTE: SB 2550 was amended in the House on Friday to delete the language creating an exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, and social security numbers of airport employees. The Senate concurred in the House amendments, and the bill passed the Legislature as amended.

CS/SB 2638 Exemption for Clinical Reports of Juvenile Defendants

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

SB 2644 Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund Program

  • Died in Senate committee. BUT SEE CS/HB 1429.

SB 2662 Ad Valorem Tax Exemption

  • Died in Senate committee.

SB 2706 Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

SB 2726 Bank Account Requirements

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

SB 2754 Board of Regents Records

  • Died in Senate committee.

_CS/SB 2810 Pawnbroker Transaction Records

  • Passed the Legislature.

CS/SB 2852 Victim Records Exemption

  • Died on Senate Calendar.

SB 2966 Municipal Audits

  • Died in Senate committee.

SB 3044 Information Management/Commercial Fees

  • Died in Senate committee.

SO: Although things were looking mighty bleak just a few weeks ago, the news isn’t so bad. Of all the bills we were tracking, only a small number actually passed the Legislature. The worst of the bad news is none of the bills on our Support list passed. But the good news is that not one of the bills on our Opposition list passed. Not one!! The is due primarily to the support and watchful eye of Senate President Jim Scott who kept all the bad bills bottled up in Senate committees, or abandoned them on the Senate Calendar. This is a description of all the bills that passed this Session. If you want more information, just give us a call at (904) 224-4555.

Open Government Bills Passed in 1996 Legislative Session

HB 709 Exemption for Marketing Corporation: Creates an exemption for the identity of persons responding to marketing and advertising research projects conducted by the Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation and for trade secrets obtained pursuant to research. H. Tourism & Cultural Affairs Committee

CS/HB 1035 Antitrust No-Action Letter: Creates an exemption for information submitted to state officials by members of the health care community as part of a review of antitrust issues. Rep. Ben Graber (D-Coral Springs)

CS/HB 1429 Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund Program: Creates an exemption for certain information contained on refund applications under the qualified defense contractor and qualified target industry tax refund program. Rep. Annie Bettancourt (D-Miami)

CS/SB 426 Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority: Exempts personal identifying information in the possession of DOT, a county, or an expressway authority for the purpose of paying tolls by use of a credit card, charge card, or check; also exempts bank account and debit or credit card numbers given to an agency for payment of any fee or debt. Sen. Buddy Dyer (D-Orlando)

SB 560 University Health Services Support Organizations: Creates exemptions for certain records and meetings of university health support organizations. Sen. Don Sullivan (R-Seminole)

SB 668 Public Records Exemptions: Deletes several public records exemptions that expired under OGSR in 1995 and were not reenacted. S. Governmental Reform & Oversight Committee

SB 674 Sunshine in Litigation: Changes reporting requirements for certain meetings of county and municipal agencies. Sen. Daryl Jones (D-Miami)

SB 1190 Exemption for 911 Records: Exempts the name, address, telephone number & identifying information of caller and person requesting service in 911 records when in the possession of a public agency responding to the emergency call. Sen. John McKay (R-Bradenton)

SB 1238 Exemption for Economic Development Agency: Creates an exemption for the records of any agency, person, partnership, corporation, or business entity authorized by the state to promote the general business or industrial interests of the state. S. Commerce & Economic Opportunity Committee

CS/SB 1252 Agency Sealed Bids: Creates an exemption for documents used directly or solely by a municipally owned utility to prepare and submit bids. Sen. Betty Holzendorf (D-Jacksonville)

SB 1650 Florida Commission on Tourism Donors: Creates an exemption for information identifying donors or prospective donors to the Florida Commission on Tourism who desire to remain anonymous. S. Commerce & Economic Opportunities Committee

SB 2550 Exemption for Airports & Airport Employees: Creates an exemption for the security plans, photographs, maps, blueprints, drawings, and other materials that depict critical airport operating facilities. Sen. Buddy Dyer (D-Orlando)

CS/SB 2810 Pawnbroker Transactions: Creates an exemption for pawnbroker transaction records delivered to law enforcement officials. Sen. Fred Dudley (R-Cape Coral)

We would like to thank you all for your interest, encouragement, and support. We had a tremendous response this session to our weekly reports and fax alerts, and couldn’t have done what we did without your help.

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