2005 Legislative Final Report for Period Ending May 6

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W Withdrawn from further consideration

What follows is a list of all the bills we tracked during the 2005 Legislative Session, and the final action on each bill. You will find a description of each bill that passed the 2005 Legislature starting on page 6.

Final Action/Open Government Bills
2005 Legislative Session

SB 58, HB 217, and HB 1435, Exemption/Home Addresses – Medical Examiner Employees
Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac); Rep. Gustavo Barreiro (R-Miami)

  • SB 58 died in committee; HB 217 was withdrawn; HB 1435 died on H. Calendar.

CS/HB 111 and SB 654, Expunction/Arrest Records
Rep. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness); Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • CS/HB 111 passed the House and died in S. committee; SB 654 died in committee.

CS/HB 185 and CS/SB 676, Exemption/Child Abuse Death Review Committee
Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Port St. Lucie); Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

  • CS/HB 185 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 676 was tabled. See CS/HB 185.

CS/SB 284, CS/HB 481, and CS/SB 978 Unlawful Use/Personal Information
S. Judiciary; Rep. Leslie Waters (R-St. Petersburg); Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac)

  • CS/SB 284 was tabled; CS/HB 481 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 978 died in committee. See CS/HB 481.

SB 288 and HB 1691, OGSR/Seaport Security Plans
S. Domestic Security; H. Governmental Operations

  • SB 288 PASSED the Legislature; HB 1691 was tabled. See SB 288.

SB 306 Exemption/Accused Law Enforcement Officers
Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

SB 322 and HB 429, Outsourcing Contracts
Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac); Rep. Jack Seiler (D-Pompano Beach)

  • SB 322 died in committee; HB 429 died in committee.

CS/HB 365 and SB 2536, Sinkhole Investigations Reports
Rep. David Russell (Spring Hill); Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • CS/HB 365 died in committee; SB 2536 died in committee.

CS/HB 379, Student Assessment Instruments
Rep. Frank Peterman, Jr. (D-St. Petersburg)

  • CS/HB 379 died in committee.

CS/HB 449 and CS/SB 1082, Exemption/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Rep. Kevin Ambler (R-Tampa); Sen. Les Miller (R-Tampa)

  • CS/HB 449 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 1082 was tabled. See CS/HB 449.

HB 475 and SB 1828, Access/DCFS Records
Rep. Susan Bucher (D-West Palm Beach); Sen. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami)

  • HB 475 died in committee; SB 1828 died in committee.

SB 504 and HB 713, Electronic Voting Systems
Sen. Tony Hill (D-Jacksonville); Rep. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville)

  • SB 504 died in committee; HB 713 died in committee.

HB 627 and CS/SB 698, Exemption/ Florida Consumer Finance Act
Rep. Nancy Detert (R-Venice); Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)

  • HB 627 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 698 was tabled. See HB 627.

CS/HB 649 and CS/SB 1118, Crash Reports
Rep. Julio Robaina (R-Miami); Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

  • CS/HB 649 was tabled; CS/SB 1118 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/SB 1118.

CS/SB 680 and HB 1923, OGSR/Telecommunications – Proprietary Business Information
S. Communications; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 680 was tabled; HB 1923 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1923.

SB 682, Adverse Medical Incidents
Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

SB 726 and HB 1699, OGSR/Interference w/Custody
S. Judiciary; H. Governmental Operations

  • SB 726 was tabled; HB 1699 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1699.

CS/HB 729 and CS/SB 1442, Exemption/Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association
Rep. Dudley Goodlette (R-Naples); Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • CS/HB 729 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 1442 was tabled. See CS/HB 729.

CS/SB 798, Exemption/Parental Notification
Sen. Daniel Webster (Winter Garden)

  • CS/SB 798 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/SB 798.

CS/SB 896 and HB 1729, OGSR/Pre-Paid College Program
S. Education; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 896 was tabled; HB 1729 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1729.

CS/SB 938, HB 1797, and SB 2218, Adverse Medical Incidents
Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview); H. Judiciary; Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

  • CS/SB 938 PASSED the Legislature; HB 1797 was tabled; SB 2218 was withdrawn from consideration. See CS/SB 938.

SB 942 Shell/Adverse Medical Incident Reports
Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview)

  • SB 942 died in committee.

CS/HB 947 and CS/SB 1810, Exemption/Court Monitors
Rep. Ellyn Bogandof (R-Ft. Lauderdale); Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac)

  • CS/HB 947 died in committee; CS/SB 1810 died on the calendar.

CS/SB 974 and HB 1921, OGSR/Domestic Violence Fatality Review
S. Children & Families; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 974 was tabled; HB 1921 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1921.

CS/SB 1024 and CS/HB 1817, OGSR/Certified Capital Company Act
S. Commerce; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 1024 was tabled; CS/HB 1817 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/HB 1817.

CS/SB 1028 and HB 1861, OGSR/School Readiness Records
S. Commerce; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 1028 was tabled; HB 1861 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1861.

CS/HB 1091 and CS/SB 1272, Exemption/Independent Education Commission
Rep. Ron Greenstein (D-Coconut Creek); Sen. Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville)

  • CS/HB 1091 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 1272 was tabled. See CS/HB 1091.

SB 1092, Exemption/Unemployment Compensation Records
Sen. Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

CS/SB 1098, CS/HB 1929, and SB 2382, Exemption/Guardians Ad Litem
Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville); H. Governmental Operations; Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville)

  • CS/SB 1098 PASSED the Legislature; CS/HB 1929 was tabled; SB 2382 died in committee. See CS/SB 1098.

CS/HB 1135 and CS/SB 1982, Exemption/Collection Practices Investigations
Rep. Jennifer Carroll (R-Jacksonville); Sen. Victor Crist (R-Tampa)

  • CS/HB 1135 died in committee; CS/SB 1982 died in committee.

CS/SB 1142 and CS/HB 1919, Exemption/Trade Secrets
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River); H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 1142 died in committee; CS/HB 1919 died on the calendar.

CS/SB 1144 and HB 1721, Chapter 119 Reorganization
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River); H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 1144 PASSED the Legislature; HB 1721 was tabled. See CS/SB 1144.

SB 1226 Shell/Domestic Security
Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami)

  • SB 1226 died in committee.

HB 1307 and CS/SB 2142 Exemption/Library Donors
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River); H. Tourism

  • HB 1307 passed the House and died in S. committee; SB 2142 died in committee.

SB 1332, HB 1571, and CS/HB 1903, Exemption/Slot Machine Licensee Applications
Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Seminole); Rep. Susan Goldstein (R-Sunrise); H. Business Regulation

  • SB 1332 died in committee; HB 1571 died in committee; CS/HB 1903 passed the House and died in S. committee.

CS/HB 1387 and CS/SB 2056, Offender and Murderer Registration
Rep. Everett Rice (R-Seminole); Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis)

  • CS/HB 1387 passed the House and died in S. Messages; CS/SB 2056 died in committee.

CS/HB 1411 and SB 2526, Exemption/Florida Transport Authority
Rep. Ron Greenstein (D-Coconut Creek); Sen. Steve Geller (D-Hallandale Beach)

  • CS/HB 1411 died on the calendar; SB 2526 died in committee.

CS/SB 1416 and HB 1801, Exemption/Domestic Security Oversight Council
S. Domestic Security; H. Domestic Security

  • CS/SB 1416 was tabled; HB 1801 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1801.

CS/HB 1469 and CS/SB 2344, Exemption/Funeral Services Board
Rep. Paige Kreegel (R-Punta Gorda); Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • CS/HB 1469 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2344 was tabled. See CS/HB 1469.

CS/SB 1478 and CS/HB 1939, Exemption/Hurricane Loss Data
Sen. Rudy Garcia (R-Hialeah); H. Insurance

  • CS/SB 1478 was tabled; CS/HB 1939 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/HB 1939.

HB 1491 and CS/SB 1922, Exemption/Municipal Ethics Commission
Rep. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa); Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)

  • HB 1491 died on the calendar; CS/SB 1922 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/SB 1922.

HB 1509 and SB 2034, Exemption/Vaccine Research Institute
Rep. David Coley (R-Marianna); Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • HB 1509 died in committee; SB 2034 died in committee.

CS/HB 1591 and CS/SB 2178, Exemption/Voter Registration Records
Rep. Don Brown (R-DeFuniak Springs); Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

  • CS/HB 1591 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2178 was tabled. See CS/HB 1591.

SB 1594, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • SB 1594 died in committee.

SB 1596, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • SB 1596 died in committee.

HB 1609, Patient Records
Rep. Susan Bucher (D-West Palm Beach)

  • HB 1609 passed the House and died in S. Messages.

CS/SB 1628, Exemption/Home Addresses – Juvenile Probation Officers
Sen. Victor Crist (R-Tampa)

  • CS/SB 1628 died on the calendar.

HB 1695 and CS/SB 2220, Exemption/PreK Education Program Records
H. PreK-12; Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville)

  • HB 1695 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2220 was tabled. See HB 1695.

HB 1851 and CS/SB 2644, Exemption/Legislative Information Services
H. Ethics & Elections; Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)

  • HB 1851 died on the calendar; CS/SB 2644 passed the Senate and died in H. Messages.

SB 1896, Exemption/Shell Bill – Education
Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach)

  • SB 1896 died in committee.

SB 1898, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach)

  • SB 1898 died in committee.

SB 1946, Exemption/Ethics Violations
Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

  • SB 1946 died in committee.

SB 2248, Exemption/Private Donations
Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

  • SB 2248 died in committee.

OPEN GOVERNMENT BILLS PASSED IN 2005 SESSION

  1. CS/HB 185 Exemption/Child Abuse Death Review Committees: Creates 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 held by the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee or local committees. Stipulates that any confidential or exempt information received by such committees retains its exempt status. Also creates an exemption for those portions of committee meetings where exempt is discussed. Allows such committees to share exempt information among themselves. Provides a penalties for the knowing or willful disclosure of exempt information. Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Port St. Lucie)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  2. SB 288 OGSR/Seaport Security Plans: Reenacts, with minor technical modification, s. 311.13, F.S., providing a public record exemption for seaport security plans. Also exempts photographs, maps, blueprints, drawings, and similar material depicting critical seaport operating facilities if the seaport authority determines that such items contain information that is not generally known and that could jeopardize the security of the seaport if disclosed. S. Domestic Security
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  3. CS/HB 449 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 any information received by the Center which is otherwise confidential or exempt. Rep. Kevin Ambler (R-Tampa)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  4. CS/HB 481 Unlawful Use of Personal Identifying Information: In pertinent part, CS/HB 481 stipulates that any person who willfully and fraudulently creates or uses fictitious personal identification information concerning a person without first obtaining that person’s consent for the purpose of committing fraud commits a third degree felony. Also stipulates that any person conducting business in Florida who maintains computerized data that includes personal information must disclose any system security breach to any Florida resident whose personal information was reasonably believed to have been acquired by an unauthorized person. Finally, stipulates that a government agency is not subject to administrative sanctions for failure to disclose a security breach unless the agency has contracted with a third party administrator to provide governmental services. In such cases, the third party administrator would be subject to such sanctions. Provides penalties. Rep. Leslie Waters (R-St. Petersburg) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION.
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  5. HB 627 Exemption/Florida Consumer Finance Act: Creates a public record exemption for investigative and examination information held by the Office of Financial Regulation of the Financial Services Commission until the investigation is complete or no longer active. Stipulates that such information may remain exempt under certain, specified conditions. Rep. Nancy Detert (R-Venice)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  6. CS/HB 729 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 medical records and other information relating to the medical condition or medical status of a claimant that are part of a claims file. Creates an exemption for those portions of association board meetings during which exempt claims files are discussed, requiring that the closed portions be recorded and transcribed. Finally, exempts the minutes of all closed meetings until settlement of the claim and termination of all litigation. Rep. Dudley Goodlette (R-Naples)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  7. CS/SB 798 Exemption/Parental Notification: Amends s. 390.1116, F.S., making minor changes to the public record exemption for information in records held by a court that could identify a minor seeking a waiver of parental notification of abortion requirements.
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  8. CS/SB 938 Adverse Medical Incident Reports: Creates the “Patient’s Right to Know about Adverse Medical Incidents Act” for the purpose of implementing Art. X, s. 25, of the Florida Constitution, granting patient access to adverse medical incident records made or received by a health care facility or provider. Stipulates that such act does not repeal or otherwise modify existing laws regulating the use of such records. Further stipulates that such records must be available for inspection and copying upon “formal or informal” request by the patient or the patient’s representative. Defines “records” as the final report of any adverse medical incident required to be made by law. Provides that drafts or other nonfinal versions or required adverse incident reports, notes on which the report is based, attorney-client privileged communications, or documents privileged under the work-product doctrine. Prohibits disclosure of information identifying patients involved in the incidents and requires maintaining all privacy restrictions imposed by federal law. Allows access to adverse medical incident records by a patient of the facility or provider that pertain to incidents affecting the patient or affecting other patients whose condition, treatment, or diagnosis is the same or substantially similar to that of the patient requesting access. Provides that fees charged for copies must not exceed the reasonable and actual cost to comply with the request, including a reasonable charge for staff time required to redact patient identifying information. Requires a patient to make a request for adverse medical incident records in writing; such request must identify the patient requesting access by name, address, and the last four digit’s of the patient’s social security number and must include a description of the patient’s condition, treatment or diagnosis, and the name of the health care providers whose records are being sought. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION.
    Passed the senate 38/2; passed the House 110/3.
  9. CS/HB 1091 Exemption/Independent Education Commission: Creates public record exemption all investigatory records held by the Independent Education Commission in conjunction with investigations into complaints, including minutes and findings of exempt probable cause panel meetings convened in conjunction with such investigations. Stipulates that such information will be exempt for no more than 10 days after the panel makes a determination regarding probable cause. Also creates an exemption for portions of meetings of the probable cause panel at which exempt records are discussed. Rep. Ron Greenstein (D-Coconut Creek)
    Passed the House 111/2; passed the Senate unanimously.
  10. SB 1098 Exemption/Guardians Ad Litem: Creates a public record exemption for any information related to the best interests of a child, as determined by a guardian ad litem, held by a guardian ad litem. Also exempts information maintained by a guardian ad litem that is otherwise confidential or exempt. Creates a public record exemption for the home address, telephone number, place of employment, and photographs of current or former guardians ad litem, as well as the names, home address, telephone number, and place of employment of the spouses and children of such persons if the guardian ad litem provides a written statement that he or she has made reasonable efforts to protect such information from being accessible through other means available to the public. Finally, allows disclosure of information exempt under ch. 39, F.S., to the director, or the director’s designee, of a child’s advocacy center. Sen. Rod Smith (R-Gainesville)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  11. CS/SB 1118 Crash Reports: Amends s. 316.066(3)(c), F.S., providing a public record exemption for information identifying the victims of car crashes, to allow disclosure of the exempt information to victim services programs. Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed the Senate unanimously; passed the House 114/3.
  12. CS/SB 1144 Chapter 119 Reorganization: Phase 2 of a multi-phase project, CS/SB 1144 focuses on public record exemptions, reorganizing and classifying different types of exemptions. Also revises s. 119.15, F.S., the Open Government Sunset Review Act, to delete redundant language. Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  13. CS/HB 1469 Exemption/Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services Board: Creates public meetings exemptions for the Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services Board when the board is meeting for the exclusive purpose of creating or reviewing licensure examination questions or answers. Also exempts meetings of the board’s probable cause panel. Creates a public record exemption for (1) records of exempt meetings of the probable cause panel board, stipulating that such records become public 10 days after a determination is made regarding probable cause. Also creates public record exemptions for information held by DBPR pursuant to (2) a financial investigation until the investigation is complete or no longer active; (3) an inspection until the inspection is complete or no longer active; and (4) investigations of violations until the investigation is complete or no longer active or until 10 days after a determination is made regarding probable cause. Finally, creates a public record exemption for (5) records revealing trade secrets held by DBPR or the board. Rep. Paige Kreegel (R-Punta Gorda) 🙁
    Initially failed to pass the House by the constitutionally required vote. On a re-vote, passed the House 80/37. Passed the Senate unanimously.
  14. HB 1591 Exemption/Voter Registration Information: Creates a public record exemption for the social security number, driver’s license number, and Florida identification number of a voter registration applicant or a voter. Prohibits copying voter registration applicant and voter signatures. Stipulates that the exemption applies retroactively. Rep. Don Brown (R-DeFuniak Springs)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  15. HB 1695 Exemption/Voluntary PreK Education Program: Creates a public record exemption for individual records of children enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program held by an early learning coalition, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, or a voluntary prekindergarten education program provider. Stipulates that such records include assessment data, health data, records of teacher observations, and personal identifying information of an enrolled child and his or her parent. Allows disclosure under certain specified circumstances. Stipulates that the exemption is retroactive. H. PreK-12 Committee
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  16. HB 1699 OGSR/Interference with Custody: Reenacts and amends s. 787.03, F.S., providing an exemption for information provided to a sheriff or state attorney by a person who takes a child under certain specified conditions. As amended, the name of the person taking the child and the current address and telephone number of the person and child contained in reports made to a sheriff or state attorney is exempt from public disclosure. Stipulates that the exemption must be reviewed and reenacted under the Open Government Sunset Review Act in 2006. H. Governmental Operations Committee
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  17. HB 1729 OGSR/Florida Prepaid College Program: Reenacts s. 1009.981(6), F.S., providing an exemption for records of the Florida Prepaid College Savings Program. As amended, provides a public record exemption for information identifying the purchaser and the beneficiary of any prepaid college program plan or any college savings program. H. Governmental Operations Committee
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  18. HB 1801 Exemption/Domestic Security Oversight Council: Creates an exemption for portions of meetings of the Domestic Security Oversight Council at which active criminal investigative or intelligence information is heard or discussed if (1) the council chair announces at a public meeting the need to discuss such information and (2) declares the specific need to close the meeting in writing. Stipulates that (3) the entire closed session must be recorded and no portions may be off the record, and (4) limits who may attend the closed session. Also creates a public record exemption for audio or video recordings and any minutes or notes generated during closed meetings, until the criminal investigation is no longer active or the security system plan is no longer in use. H. Domestic Security
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  19. CS/HB 1817 OGSR/Certified Capital Company Act: Reenacts, with some modification, s. 288.99, F.S., providing public record exemptions for certain, specified information relating to investigations or reviews of certified capital companies by the Financial Regulation Office. Of significant interest, repeals the CAPCO Act as well as the public record exemptions effective December 31, 2010. H. Government Operations Committee
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  20. HB 1861 OGSR/School Readiness Records: Reenacts, with minor modification, the exemption in s. 411.011, F.S., for individual records of children enrolled in school readiness programs held by the early learning coalition or the Agency for Workforce Innovation. H. Governmental Operations Committee
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  21. HB 1921 OGSR/Domestic Violence Fatalities: Reenacts and expands current exemptions for records of domestic violence fatality review teams in s. 741.3165, F.S., to (1) stipulate that any confidential or exempt information obtained by a domestic violence fatality review team retains is confidential or exempt status, and (2) create a public record exemption for information that would reveal the identity of a domestic violence victim or the victim’s children. H. Governmental Operations
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  22. CS/SB 1922 Exemption/Municipal Ethics Commissions: Amends s. 112.324, F.S., to create a public record exemption for complaints and records relating to the complaint and any preliminary investigation held by a municipal ethics commission. Also exempts any proceedings conducted by such commissions. Stipulates that records and proceedings become public once the complaint is dismissed, the alleged violator requests the records and proceedings be made public, or until the commission determines probable cause. Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)
    Passed the Senate unanimously; passed the House 111/1.
  23. HB 1923 OGSR/Telecommunications – Proprietary Business Information: Amends and reenacts s. 202.195, F.S., providing an exemption for proprietary confidential business information obtained from a telecommunications or franchised cable company by a local government for the purpose of imposing fees or assessing services taxes, to stipulate that such information will be exempt from public disclosure only if the information (1) is treated by the company as confidential; (2) would be reasonably likely to be used by a competitor to harm the business interests of the company; and (3) is not otherwise readily ascertainable or public available “by proper means by other persons from another source in the same configuration as requested by the local government entity.” H. Governmental Operations
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  24. HB 1939 Exemption/Hurricane Loss & Exposure Data: Creates a public record exemption for “reports of hurricane loss data and associated exposure data” specific to a particular insurance company reported to the Office of Insurance Regulation or a state university for the purpose of developing a hurricane loss projection model. “Hurricane loss data and associated exposure data” is defined as the type, age, wind mitigation features, and location of each property insured; the amount and type of coverage written on each of those properties; the amount, date, and type of damage paid for by the insurer on each property; and the amount of any reserves held by an insurer for future payments or expenses on damages associated with the date(s) of occurrence of hurricanes. Also creates an exemption for trade secrets and for portions of meetings at which trade secrets are discussed. H. Insurance 🙁
    Passed both the House 83/30; passed the Senate unanimously.

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