2005 Legislative Report for Period Ending April 1

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W Withdrawn from further consideration

For Period Ending: April 1

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 or reports created by the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee which relate solely to child fatalities. Stipulates that any confidential or exempt information received by the committee retains its exempt status. Also creates an exemption for those portions of committee meetings relating solely to child fatalities in which the identity of such survivors is discussed. Similar to SB 676. Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Port St. Lucie)
NOTE: The Legislature failed to reenact the exemptions for the Child Abuse Death Review committees, which was subject to OGSR in 2004. The exemption, s. 383.410, F.S., is set to be repealed under SB 1338.

  • H. Governmental Operations Committee: A strike-all technical amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in H. Future of Florida’s Families.

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held by the Office of Financial Regulation of the Financial Services Commission until the investigation is complete or no longer active.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. Similar to SB 698. Rep. Nancy Detert (R-Venice)

  • H. Economic Development Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. State Administration Council.

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. Similar to SB 1442. Rep. Dudley Goodlette (R-Naples)

  • H. Insurance Committee: A minor technical amendment is adopted. Reported favorably. Now in H. State Administration Council.
  • H. State Administration Council: Reported favorably. Now on H. Calendar.

HB 1135 Exemption/Collection Practices Investigations: Creates a public record exemption for information received or created during an investigation into consumer or commercial collection practices by the Office of Financial Regulation of the Financial Services Commission, including any consumer complaint. Stipulates that such records become public once the investigation is complete or no longer active. Also stipulates that the records may remain exempt from public disclosure under certain specified conditions. Similar to SB 1982. Rep. Jennifer Carroll (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

  • H. Economic Development Committee: An amendment deleting “proprietary business information” from information that may remain exempt after investigation is complete is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in H. Governmental Operations.

HB 1435 Exemption/Home Addresses – Medical Examiner Office Employees: Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of employees of a law enforcement agency or medical examiner’s office in a forensic discipline recognized by the International Association for Identification who are qualified for active membership in the association. 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. Rep. Gustavo Barreiro (R-Miami) 🙁

  • H. Governmental Operations Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Criminal Justice.

SB 1442 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, 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. Similar to HB 729. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • S. Banking & Insurance Committee: A strike all amendment, adding an exemption for medical records that are a part of a claims file, is adopted; reported favorably by a vote of 9/1 (Sen. Al Lawson voting no) as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

HB 1491 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. Similar to SB 1922. Rep. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa)

  • H. Governmental Operations Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Ethics & Elections.

SB 1628 Exemption/Home Addresses – Juvenile Probation Officers: Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of current or former juvenile probation officers, juvenile probation supervisors, and juvenile detention superintendents, officers of the Department of Juvenile Justices. 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. Victor Crist (R-Tampa)

  • S. Criminal Justice Committee: A minor amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

HB 1699 OGSR/Interference with Custody: Reenacts and narrows 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 are confidential and exempt from public disclosure. Stipulates that the exemption must be reviewed and reenacted under the Open Government Sunset Review Act in 2006. Similar to SB 726. H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • H. State Administration Council: Reported favorably. Now on H. Calendar.

HB 1729 OGSR/Florida Prepaid College Program: Reenacts and narrows the public record exemption for information identifying the purchaser and the beneficiary of any prepaid college program plan or any college savings program. Similar to SB 896. H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • H. State Administration Council: Reported favorably. Now on H. Calendar.

HB 1731 Chapter 119 Reorganization: Phase 2 of a multi-phase project, HB 1731 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. Similar to SB 1144. H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • H. State Administration Council: Reported favorably. Now on H. Calendar.

SB 2644 Exemption/Legislative Information Services: As amended, creates a public record exemption for user identifications and passwords held by the Division of Legislative Information Services and the Ethics Commission pursuant to electronic filing of lobbying activity reports, and for draft reports and files stored in the electronic filing system until the report has been submitted as a filed report. Also exempts proceedings and other records relating to audits and investigations by the Ethics Commission until such time subject of the investigation requests that records and proceedings be open or until there is a finding of probable cause. Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)

  • S. Governmental Oversight & Productivity Committee: Two technical, clarifying amendments are adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now on Senate Calendar.

NEW BILLS FILED

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. Similar to SB 1024. H. Government Operations Committee

HB 1851 Exemption/Legislative Information Services: Creates a public record exemption for user identifications and passwords held by the Division of Legislative Information Services and the Ethics Commission pursuant to electronic filing of lobbying activity reports, and for draft reports and files stored in the electronic filing system until the report has been submitted as a filed report. Also exempts proceedings and other records relating to audits and investigations by the Ethics Commission until such time subject of the investigation requests that records and proceedings be open or until there is a finding of probable cause. Similar to SB 2644. H. Ethics & Elections Committee

HB 1861 OGSR/School Readiness Records: Exemption/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. Similar to SB 1028. H. Governmental Operations Committee

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