2004 Legislative Review: Pre-Session Report

Foundation Members: The following is a list of the bills, grouped by general category, we will be tracking throughout the 2004 Legislative Session. As usual, we have selected those bills with open government and first amendment implications we think will be of interest to our members. After the summary of each open government bill, you will find an easily recognizable indication of whether the bill is good or bad. Under this reporting system, 🙂 is Good and 🙁 is Bad. Those bills that are neither good nor bad will not be marked. If we’re not sure of a bill, it will be marked with ???. During session, we will report any activity on these bills, as well as any new legislation that may be filed, on a weekly basis. Bills are listed in numerical order. When the text of the bill and its companion are identical, only the first bill listed is analyzed. We suggest you keep this pre-session report, as the weekly reports will not contain a complete description of all the bills.

Open Government Sunset Review (OGSR): Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act of 1995, all exemptions to the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law must be reviewed and reenacted by the Legislature five years after the date of enactment, or the exemption will automatically “sunset”. The 2004 Legislature will be reviewing all exemptions created in 1999. Those bills will be included in our legislative reports and are designated “OGSR”.

PUBLIC RECORDS and OPEN MEETINGS

CS/SB 114 Exemption/Human & Machine Cognition Institute: Creates a public record exemption for material relating to methods of manufacture or production, potential trade secrets, patentable material, actual trade secrets, or other proprietary information received, generated, ascertained, or discovered during research by or through the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Also exempts business transactions resulting from such research, the identity of any donor or prospective donor wishing to remain anonymous, and information received by the Institute that is otherwise confidential or exempt. Creates an exemption for portions of meetings at which confidential information is presented or discussed. Similar to HB 951. Sen. Charlie Clary (R-Destin)

  • S. Education Committee: A technical amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment making minor technical changes is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Judiciary.

HB 147 Exemption/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: Expands the current exemption for proprietary confidential business information in s. 1004.43, F.S., to also exempt information relating to methods of manufacture or production, potential trade secrets, potentially patentable material, or proprietary information received, generated, ascertained, or discovered during the course of research by the Center. Also exempts business transactions resulting from such research and any information received by the Center that is otherwise confidential or exempt. Rep. Kevin Ambler (R-Tampa)

SB 150 Exemption/Ethics Code Violations: Amends s. 112.324(2), F.S., to create an exemption for all proceedings relating to a complaint received by the Commission on Ethics or any county-created Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. Stipulates that the proceedings, including the commission’s determination, becomes public once the complaint is dismissed as insufficient or when probable cause is found. Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

CS/HB 155 Exemption/Firearm Records: Prohibits government agencies and private persons from keeping any list, record, or registry of privately owned firearms. Stipulates that the prohibition does not apply to records relating to firearms which have been used in the commission of a crime, persons who have been convicted of a crime, stolen firearms, or records required by federal law. Creates a public record exemption for criminal history record checks conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on purchasers of firearms. Also requires that FDLE destroy all records relating to such record checks within 48 hours after responding to a request for a license by a purchaser. Stipulates that a knowing violation of the prohibition by a government employee will result in immediate dismissal and that any governmental agency violating the prohibition will be subject to a fine of not less than $250,000 or more than $5 million if the prohibited record was compiled or maintained with the “knowledge or complicity of the management of the governmental” agency. Similar to SB 1152. Rep. Lindsay Harrington (R-Punta Gorda) 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • H. Judiciary Committee: A strike all amendment, allowing pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers to electronically share firearm transaction records with law enforcement agencies and making technical and clarifying changes to the bill, is adopted (13/3); reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now on the House Calendar.

CS/SB 204 Burial Rights/Purchase Records: Allows a person who purchases a burial right to permanently record the purchase with the clerk of the court in the county where the right is located. Identical to HB 983. Sen. Victor Crist (R-Tampa)

  • S. Banking and Insurance Committee: A minor clarifying amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Regulated Industries.

CS/HB 317 Exemption/Blueprints and Schematic Diagrams: Creates a public record exemption for building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings and diagrams, including drafts and preliminary formats, which depict the internal or external layout or structural elements of an attractions and recreation facility, entertainment/resort complex, retail and service development, office development, and hotel or motel development. Provides definitions. Allows disclosure of the exempt records upon showing of good cause and court order. Similar to SB 410. Rep. Ron Reagan (R-Sarasota)

  • H. State Administration Committee: An amendment conforming HB 317 to its Senate companion, CS/SB 410 (see below) is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now on House Calendar.

HB 337 Notaries Public: In pertinent part, requires notaries public to keep a record of each notarial act for at least five years. Allows inspection of such record by any person “lawfully entitled to the information”, but requires that the requestor submit a written request stating the month, year, and type of document or proceeding and the name of the signer or principal for a notarial act. Similar to SB 432. Rep. David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs) 🙁

SB 348 Exemption/Home Addresses – U.S. Attorneys and Judges: Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of current or former U.S. attorneys, assistant U.S. attorneys, and current or former U.S. judges. Also creates an exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, photographs, and places of employment for the spouses and children of such attorneys and judges, and the names and locations of the schools and day care facilities attended by their children. Identical to HB 593. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview)

  • S. Judiciary Committee: A minor clarifying amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: An amendment to the constitutionally-required statement of public necessity is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules.

HB 393 Consumer Protection/Personal Information: Stipulates that any person who uses deceptive practices to obtain another person’s address, telephone number, or social security number and then uses such information to engage in commercial solicitation commits an “unfair or deceptive act” and is subject to penalties and remedies under ch. 501, F.S. Also prohibits the sale or transfer of personal customer information by an person filing for bankruptcy if such information is protected from disclosure by contract or a published privacy policy. Similar to SB 482. Rep. Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach)

HB 399 Exemption/Controlled Substance Database: Creates a public record exemption for a patient’s personal identifying information contained in the controlled substance database. Stipulates that unauthorized intentional disclosure of the exempt information is a third degree felony. Similar to SB 578. Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Port St. Lucie)

  • H. Health Standards Subcommittee: An amendment allowing access to the controlled substance database by a patient for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of the information is adopted; reported favorably (9/1) as amended. Now in H. Health Care.

CS/SB 410 Exemption/Blueprints and Schematic Diagrams: Similar to HB 317. Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton)

  • S. Home Defense Committee: Reported favorably.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: An amendment stipulating that the exemption does not apply to comprehensive plans or site plans, or amendments to such plans, under local land development regulations, local zoning regulations, or development-of-regional impact review, is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules.

CS/SB 432 Notaries Public: Similar to HB 337. Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Miami Beach) 🙁

  • S. Judiciary Committee: Minor technical amendments adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

HB 433 Exemption/Law Enforcement Officers: Creates a public record exemption for “any personal or private record produced” by a law enforcement officer pursuant to an investigation of complaints against the officer. Defines “personal or private record” as “all written documents and other physical items or objects, including” personal telephone records, cellular telephone records, financial records, beeper and pager records, credit card and bank records, e-mail records, video and audio cassettes, or other objects made by the officer or which are the property of the officer. Similar to SB 652. Rep. Hugh Gibson III (R-The Villages) 🙁 🙁 🙁

SB 462 OGSR/Child Abuse Death Review Committee: Reenacts, with minor technical changes, s. 383.410, F.S., providing a public record exemption for information identifying a deceased child’s surviving siblings, family members, or others living in the home of the deceased, in records or reports created by the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee which relate solely to child fatalities and in which specific persons or incidents are discussed. Also reenacts an exemption for those portions of committee meetings relating solely to child fatalities in which the identity of such survivors is discussed. S. Health, Aging & Long-Term Care

  • S. Health Committee: Reported favorably.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Rules.

CS/SB 464 OGSR/Health Care Employees: Amends s. 395.3025, F.S., providing a public record exemption for the home address, telephone number, social security number, and photograph of an employee of any licensed health care facility providing direct patient care or security service, by deleting the exemption for social security numbers and photographs. Also amends a similar exemption for any employee of a licensed health care facility if the employee has “a reasonable belief that release of the information may be used to threaten, intimidate, harass, inflict violence upon, or defraud the employee or any member of the employee’s family,” and the employee submits a written request for confidentiality. S. Health, Aging & Long-Term Care

  • S. Health Committee: An amendment that reenacts the exemption for hospital employee photographs is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: An amendment stipulating that the “reasonable belief” of harassment or intimidation be based upon specific circumstances that have been reported in accordance with hospital procedures, is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules.

CS/SB 466 OGSR/Statewide Guardianship Office: Reenacts, with minor technical changes, the public record exemption for all records held by the Statewide Public Guardianship Office relating to the medical, financial, or mental health of elderly persons, disabled adults, or persons with a mental illness under s. 744.7081, F.S. S. Health, Aging & Long-Term Care

  • S. Health Committee: A minor technical amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Rules.

SB 468 OGSR/Public Hospital Written Strategic Plans: Reenacts, without modification, the exemption for portions of a public hospital governing board meeting at which exempt written strategic plans are discussed, reported on, modified, or approved. S. Health, Aging & Long-Term Care

  • S. Health Committee: Reported favorably.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Rules.

SB 482 Consumer Protection/Personal Information: Similar to HB 393. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

HB 565 Exemption/Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association: Creates a public record exemption for claims files of the Florida Self-Insurer Guaranty Association, stipulating that the records become public upon termination of all litigation and settlement of all claims arising out of the same incident. Also creates an exemption for those portions of association board meetings during which exempt claims files are discussed. Finally, exempts the minutes of all closed meetings. Identical to SB 2122. Rep. Donna Clarke (R-Sarasota)

SB 578 Exemption/Controlled Substance Database: Similar to HB 399. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • S. Health Committee: A minor technical amendment is adopted; reported favorably.
  • S. Criminal Justice Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

HB 593 Exemption/Home Addresses – U.S. Attorneys and Judges: Similar to CS/SB 348. Rep. Greg Evers (R-Milton)

HB 619 Exemption/Home Addresses – EMTs: Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of active or former emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Also exempts the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, photographs, and places of employment of their spouses and children, and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by such children. Similar to SB 1880. Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle) 🙁

HB 621 Exemption/Office of Financial Regulation Investigations: Creates a public record exemption for information relative to an investigation or examination by the Office of Financial Regulation of the Financial Services Commission until such time as the investigation is complete or no longer active. Stipulates that the information will remain exempt if the office submits the information to any law enforcement or administrative agency or regulatory organization for further investigation. Also stipulates that a consumer complaint will remain exempt if disclosure would jeopardize the integrity of another investigation; reveal certain information about the complainant, customer, or account holder; identify a confidential source; disclose investigative techniques or procedures; or reveal trade secrets. Also exempts the home addresses, telephone numbers, places of employment, and photographs of office personnel involved in the investigation, if the investigation is of such a nature as to endanger the employee’s life or physical safety or that of the employee’s family. Rep. Kevin Ambler (R-Tampa) ???

HB 635 Exemption/Kids’ Recreation Programs: Creates a public record exemption for the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of children participating in government-sponsored recreation programs or camps, and the names and locations of schools attended by such children. Also exempts the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and social security numbers of parents or guardians of the children. Similar to SB 2082. Rep. Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach)

SB 652 Exemption/Law Enforcement Officers: Similar to HB 433. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) 🙁 🙁 🙁

SB 660 Government Publications: Prohibits a government agency from mailing unsolicited copies of annual reports or newsletters to persons other than elected or appointed state officers and legislative employees. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

SB 674 OGSR/Home Medical Equipment Providers: Narrows and reenacts the public record exemption in s. 400.945, F.S., for medical and personal identifying information about patients of a licensed home medical equipment provider obtained by the Agency for Health Care Administration through reports or inspection. S. Health, Aging & Long-Term Care

  • S. Health Committee: Reported favorably.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Rules.

HB 701 Health Care Consumer’s Right to Know Act: In pertinent part, requires the Agency for Health Care Administration to provide patient charge and performance outcome data collected from health care facilities on its website, and in hard-copy format upon request, by October 1, 2004. Also requires AHCA to study and implement the most effective methods for public disclosure of such information by October 1, 2005. Rep. Donna Clarke (R-Sarasota) 🙂

SB 702 Exemption/Shell Bill: Expresses legislative intent to create a public record exemption. Sen. Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

HB 703 FCAT/Parent’s Right to Know: Amends the public record exemption for student examination and assessment material in s. 1008.23, F.S., to allow a parent to review the questions and answers of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test administered to his or her child within 21 days of requesting the review. Imposes a penalty of $100/day, payable to the parent, if the Department of Education does not respond to the parent’s request in a timely and complete manner. Similar to SB 1592. Rep. Curtis Richardson (D-Tallahassee) 🙂

SB 704 Exemption/Shell Bill: Expresses legislative intent to create a public record exemption. Sen. Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

SB 706 Exemption/Shell Bill: Expresses legislative intent to create a public record exemption. Sen. Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

CS/SB 712 OGSR/Eminent Domain Records: Reenacts and narrows the exemption in s. 73.0155, F.S., for business records provided by the owner of a business to a governmental condemning authority as part of an offer of business damages pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding. As amended, the following records would be exempt: confidential federal tax returns and information; confidential state tax returns and information; balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements, cash-flow statements, inventory records, or customer lists; franchise, distributorship, or lease agreements; materials relating to methods of manufacture or production, potential trade secrets, patentable material, or actual trade secrets; and sensitive or proprietary business information under certain, specified conditions. Stipulates that the exemption expires if the information is publicly disclosed for any reason. Allows public employees access to the exempt information if needed for performance of public duties. S. Commerce Committee

  • S. Commerce Committee: Minor technical amendments are adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute.
  • S. Judiciary Committee: Reported favorably.
  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: Amended to stipulate that the exempt information may be used in court proceedings; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules.

HB 717 Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports: Requires the filing of a campaign finance disclosure report by any organization raising money for the purpose of running a non-ballot, issue-advocacy advertisement after the close of qualifying for statewide candidates. Stipulates that the report must disclose the name, address, and occupation of any person making a contribution to the organization during the reporting period, and must also include the amount and date of each contribution. Similar to SB 1216. Rep. Yolly Roberson (D-North Miami)

HB 741 Identity Theft: Stipulates that any person who willfully obtains personal identifying information of another person and uses that information for any unlawful purpose commits the crime of identity theft, a first degree misdemeanor. Allows a victim of identity theft to petition a court for an expedited judicial determination of the victim’s innocence and authorizes the court to delete, seal or label the records to show that the records do not reflect the defendant’s identity. Also contains a statement of rights for victims of identity theft. Rep. Leslie Waters (R-St. Petersburg)

HB 951 Exemption/Human & Machine Cognition Institute: Similar to CS/SB 114. H. State Administration

HB 983 Burial Rights/Purchase Records: Identical to SB 204. Rep. Charlie Justice (D-St. Petersburg)

HB 969 Expunction/Non-Judicial Arrest Records: Allows for administrative expunction of non-judicial arrest records of minors or adults who are mistakenly arrested by a law enforcement agency at its own discretion, but subject to rules prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Rep. Charles Dean (R-Inverness) 🙁 🙁 🙁

HB 1031 Exemption/Archival Material: Creates a public record exemption for archival material donated to a city or county official archive if the conditions under which the material was donated limit the right to inspect or copy such material. Stipulates that the material becomes public 50 years after the donation or upon a showing of good cause before a court. Similar to SB 1626. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Dania Beach)

HB 1041 Exemption/Financial Services Department: Creates an exemption for (1) social security numbers, unclaimed property account dollar amounts, the number of reported shares of stock and financial account numbers contained in legal and claim files, and in investigation or examination records; (2) personal photographic identification held by the FSD; and (3) a database subscribed to by the department if the database vendor requests confidentiality. Finally, (4) exempts information relating to an investigation or examination by the FSD, including any list of holders under investigation. Stipulates that such investigative information becomes public once the investigation is complete or no longer active, except that some information may remain exempt under certain, specified circumstance. Also stipulates that intentional disclosure of the exempt information is a third degree felony. Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle) ???

HB 1075 Health Practitioner Workforce Data: Requires creation of the Florida Health Care Practitioner Workforce Database within the Department of Health, allowing for the collection, compilation, maintenance, and analysis of data concerning the state’s health care workforce. Similar to SB 1154. Rep. Don Sullivan (R-Largo)

SB 1084 SPAM: Prohibits fraudulent use of computers or computer networks to transmit unsolicited bulk electronic mail. Also prohibits the sale, distribution, or possession of software designed to facilitate falsification of information concerning transmission of electronic mail. Sen. Steven Geller

CS/SB 1152 Exemption/Firearm Records: Similar to HB 155. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview) 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • S. Criminal Justice Committee: A strike all amendment requiring proof of a knowing violation and making other technical changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably (7/2) as a committee substitute.
  • S. Judiciary Committee: Various amendments making minor changes to the bill are adopted (7/1); reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules.

SB 1154 Health Practitioner Workforce Data: Similar to HB 1075. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview)

SB 1162 OGSR/911 Wireless Communication: Reenacts, with minor technical changes, the public record exemption for proprietary business information, including trade secrets and the name and billing addresses of service subscribers, submitted by a wireless communications service provider to the Department of Management Services under s. 365.174, F.S. S. Communication and Public Utilities Committee

  • S. Communication Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

SB 1216 Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports: Similar to HB 717. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

SB 1222 Exemption/Social Security Numbers: Creates a public record exemption for the social security numbers of qualified parents or grandparents living in housing for which a reduction in assessment is allowed under s. 193.073, F.S. S. Committee on Finance & Taxation ???

SB 1460 Exemption/Home Addresses – Lab Personnel: Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of current or former crime laboratory or medical examiner’s office employees. Also exempts the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, photographs, and places of employment of their spouses and children, and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by such children. Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac) 🙁

SB 1592 FCAT/Parent’s Right to Know: Similar to HB 703. Sen. Gary Siplin (D-Orlando) 🙂

SB 1626 Exemption/Archival Material: Similar to HB 1031. Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Miami Beach)

  • S. Comprehensive Planning: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

SB 1648 DEP Reports/Aquifer Storage & Recovery Wells: Requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to report cumulative statistics on the use of Florida’s aquifers for the state’s aquifer storage and recovery wells and other injection control programs. Stipulates that such reports must be published on DEP’s website biannually and must include: (1) the number of wells permitted, by type; (2) the permit numbers for all permitted wells, the applicant or operator, the date of application, and the date the permit was issued; (3) the injection zone, depth, and permitted flow rate for each well; (4) the location, including county, of each well, and statistics attesting to the verified recovery rate; and (5) the classification of treatment such water received prior to injection, the source and amount of injected water, and the amount of water recovered during each operational cycle. Stipulates that the report must include information on all injection wells used to inject any amount of water. Sen. Tony Hill (D-Jacksonville) 🙂 🙂

SB 1660 Exemption/Stroke Treatment Center: Creates a public record exemption for patient care records, transportation and treatment records or reports, and quality assurance proceedings, records, or reports concerning patient care obtained or made by a certified stroke treatment center. Also exempts portions of meetings during which exempt records are discussed. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) 🙁

CS/SB 1678 Chapter 119/Reorganization: Makes various changes to public record requirements, including: (1) minor amendments to various statutes relating to retention of records; (2) creation of s. 39.2021, F.S., allowing a person or organization to petition the court for release of child abuse records held by the Department of Children & Family Services; (3) reorganization of chapter 119, F.S., Florida’s Public Records Law, deleting redundant provisions, grouping together similar topics, adding a definition of “redact”, and streamlining and organizing the chapter in a more logical fashion; and (4) making minor technical corrections to statutory references. S. Governmental Oversight & Productivity Committee

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment making minor technical changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Children & Families.

SB 1774 Sexual Predators: Requires government agencies to search the sexual predators and sexual offenders database maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement before appointing or employing a person to work at any park, playground, day care center, or other place where children regularly congregate. Sen. Alex Villalobos

SB 1880 Exemption/Home Addresses – EMTs: Similar to HB 619. Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples) 🙁

SB 1972 Exemption/Mediation Proceedings: Creates a public record exemption for all documents made or produced in the court of a court-ordered mediation, including documents of the mediator. Allows disclosure with the consent of all mediation participants. Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac) 🙁

SB 2008 Exemption/Motor Vehicle Records: Amends s. 119.07(3)(aa), F.S., to create a public record exemption for all personal identifying information contained in a motor vehicle record unless the subject of the affirmatively elects to make his or her record subject to public disclosure. Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg) 🙁 🙁 🙁

SB 2036 Exemption/Investigative Incident Reports: Creates a public record exemption for an investigative incident report which has been ordered sealed by a court. Also exempts information relating to the existence of a sealed investigative incident report. Allows access under certain, very limited circumstances. Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville) 🙁

SB 2062 Records of Child Abuse or Neglect: Amends the exemption for records of child abuse or neglect under s. 39.202, F.S., to allow access to the exempt records by staff of a child advocacy center who are actively involved in providing services to the child. Sen. Rod Smith (R-Gainesville)

SB 2082 Exemption/Kids’ Recreation Programs: Similar to HB 635. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

SB 2116 Exemption/Child Development Programs: Expands the various exemptions for the name and locations of schools attended by the children of specified government employees to also exempt the name and location of child development providers. S. Commerce, Economic Opportunities & Consumer Services Committee

SB 2122 Exemption/Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association: Identical to HB 565. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

SB 2146 Records & Meetings/Prekindergarten Education: Expresses legislative intent to enact legislation relating to public record and open meetings policies with respect to voluntary universal prekindergarten education programs. Sen. Lisa Carlton (R-Osprey) ???

SB 2158 Exemption/Surplus State-Owned Land: Creates a public record exemption for written valuations of surplus state-owned land, and related documents used to form the valuation or which discuss the valuation. Stipulates that the records become public two weeks before an agreement regarding surplus land purchase, exchange, or disposal is to be considered for approval by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. Allows disclosure by the Division of State Lands of appraisals, valuations, or valuation information about surplus land during negotiations for the sale or exchange of the land, during the marking effort or bidding process associated with the sale or exchange of the land, when the conclusions of value are no longer valid due to the passage of time, or when negotiations or marketing efforts are concluded. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

SB 2180 Exemption/Home Addresses – County Attorneys: Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of current or former county or municipal attorneys and assistant county or municipal attorneys responsible for prosecuting violations of local codes or ordinances. Also exempts the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, photographs, and places of employment of their spouses and children, and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by such children. Sen. Steven Geller (D-Hallandale Beach) 🙁

SB 2190 Exemption/Florida Alternative Energy Technology Center: Creates various public record exemptions for information held by the Florida Alternative Energy Technology Center, including: (1) criteria used to identify a business for recruitment to locate in Florida; (2) the identity of a business that may be recruited and all negotiations to recruit a business to locate in Florida, stipulating that such information becomes public once the recruitment process is concluded or terminated; (3) proprietary business information obtained from a business; (4) the identity of donors or potential donors; and (4) information received from another person if that information would be confidential and exempt from disclosure while in that person’s possession. Also exempts (5) portions of board meetings during which exempt information is presented or discussed, and (6) records generated during closed portions of meetings. Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) ???

SB 2206 Electronic Medical Records: Creates the Statewide Electronic Medical Advisory Panel for the purpose of advising the Agency for Health Care Administration in developing policies related to electronic medical records and the technology required for sharing clinical information among health care professionals, including standards for public access. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview)

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