2006 Legislative Report For Period Ending April 28

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W Withdrawn from further consideration

p CS/HB 41 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. Stipulates that an application for administrative expunction must include an affidavit executed by the chief law enforcement officer verifying that the record has been reviewed and the arrest was contrary to law or a mistake. In addition, the affidavit must include the date and time of the arrest, the name of the arresting officer and the person arrested, and the crime charged. Similar to SB 1844. Rep. Charles Dean (R-Inverness)

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1844. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

HB 459 Exemption/Donors – Statewide Public Guardianship Office:

Creates a public record exemption for the identity of donors or prospective donors to the Statewide Public Guardianship Office who wish to remain anonymous. Similar to SB 474. Rep. Franklin Sands (R-Weston)

  • H. Health and Families Council: Reported favorably. Now on H. Calendar.

CS/SB 514 OGSR/Identifying Information – Elderly Affairs:

Reenacts with minor modification the exemption in s. 430.105, F.S., for personal identifying information in records relating to an individual’s health or eligibility for or receipt of health-related, elder care, or long-term care services held by the Department of Elderly Affairs. Similar to HB 7043. S. Health Care

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7043 substituted. See HB 7043.

CS/SB 516 OGSR/Medicaid Pharmaceutical Rebates:

Reenacts and amends the exemption in s. 409.91196, F.S., for the rebate amount, percent of rebate, manufacturer’s pricing, supplemental rebate, and other trade secrets specifically identified by the agency for use in negotiations held by AHCA. Also exempts portions of meetings of the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee at which such information is discussed. As amended, requires that a record be made of the closed portions of meetings, stipulating that such record must include the times of commencement and termination, all discussions and proceedings, and the names of all persons present and the names of all persons speaking at any time. Similar to HB 7045 S. Health Care

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7045 substituted. See HB 7045.

CS/HB 605 Exemption/Home Addresses – DJJ Employees:

Creates a public record exemption exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of certain active or former DJJ employees, the home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of their spouses and children, and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by their children. Similar to SB 1320. Rep. J.C. Planas (R-Miami) 🙁

  • House: Passed the House 89/27. Now in S. Messages. 🙁

CS/SB 696 OGSR/Security System Plans:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 119.071(3), F.S., for security system plans for property owned by or leased to the state or any privately owned or leased property held by a government agency. Also reenacts without modification the meetings exemption in s. 286.0113, F.S., for portions of meetings which would reveal such plans. Similar to HB 7033. S. Domestic Security

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7033 substituted. See HB 7033.

CS/SB 698 OGSR/Pharmaceutical Caches:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 381.95, F.S., for information identifying or describing the name, location, pharmaceutical cache, contents, capacity, equipment, physical features, or capabilities of individual medical facilities, storage facilities, or laboratories established, maintained, or regulated by the Department of Health as part of the state’s plan to defend against an act of terrorism. Stipulates that the Governor’s certification of the sufficiency of any location, pharmaceutical cache, contents, capabilities, etc., is a public record. Similar to HB 7023. S. Domestic Security

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7023 substituted. See HB 7023.

SB 700 OGSR/Hospital Emergency Management Plans:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption is s. 395.1056, F.S., for those portions of a comprehensive emergency management plan which address the response of a public or private hospital to an act of terrorism. Also reenacts the meetings exemption for portions of meetings during which such plans are discussed. Similar to HB 7025. S. Domestic Security

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7025 substituted. See HB 7025.

SB 710 OGSR/Interference with Custody:

Reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 787.03, F.S., for the name, address, and telephone number of a person who takes a minor child and reports such to the sheriff or state attorney under the exception to the offense of interference with custody. As amended, CS/SB 710 exempts the current address and telephone number of a person who takes a minor child and reports such to the sheriff or state attorney under the exception to the offense of interference with custody. Allows access by other government agencies for the purpose of official business. Similar to HB 7113. S. Judiciary

  • Senate: A minor conforming amendment is adopted. Tabled; HB 7113 substituted. See HB 7113.

SB 734 OGSR/Economic Development Agencies:

Reenacts with minor modification the public record exemption in s. 288.075, F.S., for records held by an economic development agency concerning plans, intentions, or interests of a private corporation or person to locate, relocate, or expand its business activities in Florida if the corporation or person requests confidentiality in writing. Exempts trade secrets provided by the corporation or person for a period of 10 years. Stipulates that such records become public 24 months after the request for confidentiality is received or until the information is otherwise disclosed, whichever occurs first. Also stipulates that the period of confidentiality can be extended for an additional 12 months upon written request. Similar to HB 7017. S. Commerce 🙁

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: An amendment stipulating that the records become public 12 months after the request for confidentiality is received or until the information is otherwise disclosed is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules. 🙁

CS/SB 1036 OGSR/Archaeological Sites:

Reenacts with minor modification the public record exemption in s. 267.135, F.S., for any information identifying the location of an archaeological site held by the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State. Similar to HB 7015. S. Governmental Oversight

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7015 substituted. See HB 7015.

CS/SB 1038 OGSR/Software Copyright:

Reenacts with minor modifications s. 119.084, F.S., authorizing copyright of agency-produced software. Similar to HB 7013. S. Governmental Oversight 🙁

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7013 substituted. Seen HB 7013.

CS/SB 1078 OGSR/Child Support Services:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 61.1827, F.S., for any information that would reveal the identity of applicants for or recipients of child support services, including the name, address, and telephone number of such persons, in the possession of a non-Title IV-D county child support enforcement agency. Similar to HB 7007. S. Children & Families

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7007 substituted. See HB 7007.

HB 1097 Public Records/Inspection & Copying:

Stipulates that an agency head who appoints a designee to act as a custodian of public records must provide notice to the public of the designation. Stipulates that the notice must contain the name and title of the designee, the designee’s e-mail address, and office telephone number and mailing address, and that such the notice must be prominently posted in portions of agency offices accessible to the public and on the home page of the agency’s website. Also stipulates that other agency employees cannot deny the existence of a public record or mislead anyone as to the existence of a public record. Finally, stipulates that a public record custodian or designee must respond to public record requests promptly and in good faith, and that such persons must be available to respond to public record requests during agency’s regular business hours. Defines “good-faith response” as “making reasonable efforts to determine from other officers or employees whether such a record exists and, if so, the location at which the record can be accessed.” Similar to SB 2714. Rep. Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach) 🙂

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

CS/HB 1117 Exemption/S. Florida Regional Transportation Authority:

Creates a public record exemption for appraisal reports, offers, and counteroffers relating to land acquisition by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority until an option contract is executed or, if no option contract is executed, until 30 days before a contract or agreement for purchase is considered for approval by the authority. Allows disclosure under certain, specified conditions. Similar to SB 2076. Rep. Ron Greenstein (D-Coconut Creek)

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

CS/HB 1125 Exemption/Legislative Sunset Advisory Committee:

Creates a public record exemption for agency reports submitted pursuant to law and all records, including working papers and drafts, prepared or maintained by the Legislative Sunset Advisory Committee. Stipulates that the exemption expires six months after the report is presented, or if the report or records are given to any person other than a member of the committee, or to employees or members of the Legislature. Also exempts records that are otherwise confidential or exempt which are received by the committee in performance of its duties. Similar to SB 2462. Rep. Ray Sansom (R-Fort Walton Beach)

  • H. State Administration Council: A strike all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute by a vote of 7/2 (Reps. Mary Brandenburg and Audrey Gibson voting no). As amended, CS/CS/HB 1125 creates a public record exemption for working papers, including all documentary or other information, prepared or maintained by the committee in conducting an evaluation and preparing a report. Also exempts records obtained by the committee that are otherwise exempt from disclosure. Now on H. Calendar. 🙁

CS/SB 1136 Exemption/Innovation Incentive Program:

As amended, CS/SB 1136 expands the public record exemption under s. 288.1067, F.S., to create a public record exemption for the federal identification number, unemployment compensation account number, and Florida sales tax registration number; trade secrets; the percentage of sales occurring outside the state and the percentage of gross receipts derived from Department of Defense contracts; anticipated wages for the project jobs that the business plans to create; the average wage actually paid for jobs created by the project; proprietary information regarding capital investment in eligible buildings and equipment; and the amount of various, stipulated taxes paid related to the Innovation Incentive Program. Similar to HB 1285. Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

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

SB 1190 Sale or Lease of Public Hospital:

As amended, SB 1190 stipulates that the sale of a public hospital to a private company will not be construed as (1) a transfer of a governmental function from government to the private purchaser; (2) constituting a financial interest of the public seller in the private purchaser; or (3) making a private purchaser an integral part of the public seller’s decision-making process, unless otherwise expressly stated in the sale documents. Further stipulates that the purchaser of a public hospital is not “acting on behalf of” the seller nor shall the purchaser be considered an “agency” for the purposes of Florida’s open government laws unless, again, the sale document expressly provides t the contrary. Similar to HB 675. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) 🙁

  • S. Community Affairs Committee: A strike all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 1190 amends s. 155.40, F.S., to stipulate that, unless otherwise expressly stated in the sale documents, the sale of a public hospital to a private purchaser shall not be construed as (1) a transfer of governmental function to the private purchaser; (2) constituting a financial interest of the public seller in the private purchaser; or (3) making a private purchaser an integral part of the public seller’s decision-making process. Stipulates that the purchaser of a public hospital operating after the sale of the hospital is not “acting on behalf of” the seller nor is the purchaser to be considered an “agency” under Florida’s open government laws unless the sale document expressly provides to the contrary. Now on S. Calendar.

CS/SB 1320 Exemption/Home Addresses – DJJ Employees:

Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of certain active or former DJJ employees, 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 their children. Stipulates that the exemption applies only if the employee provides a written statement that the employee has made reasonable efforts to protect such information from being accessible through other sources available to the public. Similar to HB 605. Sen. Victor Crist (R-Tampa)

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment deleting the require that an employee make reasonable efforts to protect the information in other publicly-available sources is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules. 🙁

SB 1346 False Light/Defamation Actions:

Stipulates that a person may not be held liable for publishing information concerning an individual which places that individual in a false light unless (1) the published information is false; (2) the false information places the individual in a false light highly offensive to a reasonable person; (3) the person publishing the information knew the information was false or acted with reckless disregard as to its falsity; and (4) the person publishing the information acted knowingly or in reckless disregard as to the false light in which the individual would be placed. Stipulates that a publication which is privileged or otherwise protected from liability under the common law of defamation, the First Amendment or s. 4, Art. I, Fla. Con., is not subject to liability. Stipulates that any action must be brought within two years after publication. Applies retroactively. Similar to HB 1323. Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville) 🙂

  • S. Judiciary Committee: A strike all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 1346 stipulates that a person who publishes information placing another person in a false light is subject to liability for invasion of privacy if (1) the false light is highly offensive to a reasonable person; and (2) the person publishing the information knew or acted in reckless disregard as to the falsity of the published information and the false light in which the other person would be placed. Provides a two-year statute of limitations. Now in S. Rules.

CS/HB 1369 Exemption/Rejected Bids, Proposals or Negotiations:

Creates a public record exemption for rejected bids or proposals submitted in response to invitations to bid or requests for proposals if the agency concurrently provides notice of its intent to reopen such invitations or requests. Stipulates that the records remain exempt until notice of a decision or intended decision is provide or the agency withdraws the reopened invitation to bid or request for proposals. Also creates an exemption for competitive sealed replies in response to invitations to negotiate until such time as an agency provides notice of a decision or intended decision or until 20 days after the final competitive sealed replies are opened, whichever is earlier. Stipulates that if an agency rejects all competitive sealed replies and concurrently reissues the invitation to negotiate within 90 days of such notice to reissue, the rejected replies remain exempt until such time as the agency provides notice of a decision or intended decision concerning the reissued invitation to negotiate. In any event, a competitive sealed reply will not be exempt for more than 12 months after the initial agency notice rejecting all replies. Also creates an exemption for a meeting at which a negotiation with a vendor is conducted, stipulating that a complete recording of such meetings must be made. The recording becomes public once the agency provides notice of a decision or intended decision or until 20 days after the competitive sealed replies are opened, whichever is earlier. Similar to SB 2316. Rep. Greg Evers (R-Milton)

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

CS/SB 1438 Exempt Records:

Clarifies current law, stipulating that a custodian of public records cannot release a record that is confidential and exempt except as provided in statute or pursuant to a court order. Requires agencies receiving confidential and exempt records to retain the confidential and exempt status of such records except as otherwise provided by law. Allows a record custodian to require agencies receiving confidential and exempt records to acknowledge in writing certain stipulated facts. Finally, stipulates that the provision does not limit access to any record by an agency or entity acting on behalf of the record custodian, the Legislature, or pursuant to a court order. Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • Senate: A technical clarifying amendment is adopted.

HB 1451 Exemption/Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research:

Creates a public record exemption for an individual’s medical record and any information received from an individual from another state or the federal government which is otherwise exempt held by the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research. Similar to SB 2564. Rep. Anne Gannon (R-Delray Beach)

  • House: Passed unanimously. Now in S. Messages.

SB 1530 OGSR/Tobacco-Settlement Agreement:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 569.215, F.S., for proprietary confidential business information received by the Governor, the Attorney General, or outside counsel representing the state in negotiations for settlement payments under the tobacco settlement agreement. Similar to HB 7047. S. Regulated Industries

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7047 substituted. See HB 7047.

CS/HB 1563 Exempt Information/Court Records:

Extends the deadline by which clerks of court must affirmatively redact social security numbers and bank account and credit card numbers from court records until January 1, 2008, stipulating that the clerk of court cannot be held liable for the inadvertent release of such information filed in a court record prior to the deadline. Stipulates that if the clerk accepts or stores official records in an electronic format, the clerk must use “best efforts” to redact such information, and that use of redaction software shall be deemed best effort. Also stipulates that the clerk cannot be held liable for the inadvertent release of such information filed in an official record prior to the deadline. Finally, requires automatic redaction of social security numbers and bank and credit card numbers from official records and court records after January 1, 2008. Similar to SB 2366. Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle) 🙁

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

CS/SB 1680 Public Documents:

In pertinent part, requires all state government officials and agencies to furnish a list of documents issued during the year to the Division of Library and Information Services, Department of State. Also requires government agencies to purge publication mailing lists every other year and to disclose whether agency publications are available on-line and allow recipients to determine whether they’d prefer receiving a hard copy of the publication or a copy in an electronic format. S. Government Efficiency Appropriations WATCH

  • Senate: Passed unanimously. Now in H. Messages.

SB 1800 Exemption/Domestic Violence – State Employees:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information contained in records documenting an act of domestic violence that is submitted to an agency by an agency employee. Also exempts written requests for leave submitted by an agency employee and agency time sheets reflecting such requests until one year after the leave has been taken. Similar to HB 1507. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres) ???

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

CS/SB 1844 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. Stipulates that an application for administrative expunction must include an affidavit executed by the chief law enforcement officer verifying that the record has been reviewed and the arrest was contrary to law or a mistake. Further stipulates that the affidavit must include the date and time of the arrest, the name of the arresting officer, the name of the person arrested, and the crime or crimes charged. Similar to HB 41. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 41 substituted. See CS/HB 41.

SB 2076 Exemption/S. Florida Regional Transportation Authority:

Creates a public record exemption for appraisal reports, offers, and counteroffers relating to land acquisition by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority until an option contract is executed or, if no option contract is executed, until 30 days before a contract or agreement for purchase is considered for approval by the authority. Allows disclosure under certain, specified conditions. Similar to HB 1117. Sen. Steven Geller (D-Hallandale Beach)

  • S. Community Affairs Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

SB 2082 Exemption/High School Drug Tests:

Creates a public record exemption for the results of random drug tests of high school athletes. Also exempts meetings at which the results of a student’s drug test are challenged. Similar to HB 1005. Sen. Durrell Peaden (R-Crestview)

  • S. Health Care Committee: A strike all amendment deleting the public record exemption is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Judiciary.

SB 2292 Exemption/Fingerprint ID Information:

Creates a public record exemption for fingerprint identification information held by an agency. Defines “fingerprint identification information” as any record of “friction ridge detail, including but not limited to, fingerprints, palm prints, and footprints, in whatever form or medium recorded.” Similar to HB 1001. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • S. Criminal Justice Committee: A strike all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 2292 creates a public record exemption for biometric identification information held by an agency. “Biometric identification information” is defined as any record of friction ridge detail, fingerprints, palm prints, and footprints. Applies retroactively. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

SB 2564 Exemption/Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research:

Creates a public record exemption for an individual’s medical record and any information received from an individual from another state or the federal government which is otherwise exempt held by the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research. Similar to HB 1451. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • S. Health Care Committee: Two technical amendments adopted; reported favorably with two amendments. Now in S. Commerce.

SB 2612 Exemption/Ethics Commission:

Creates a public record exemption for user identifications and passwords held by the Ethics Commission. Also exempts statements, records, reports, and files stored in the Commission’s electronic filing system until such time as the statements or reports have been submitted as a filed statement or report. Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

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

CS/SB 2714 Public Records/Inspection & Copying:

Stipulates that an agency head who appoints a designee to act as a custodian of public records must provided notice to the public of the designation. Stipulates that the notice must contain the name and title of the designee, the designee’s e-mail address, and office telephone number and mailing address, and that such the notice must be prominently posted in portions of agency offices accessible to the public and on the home page of the agency’s website. Also stipulates that other agency employees cannot deny the existence of a public record or mislead anyone as to the existence of a public record. Finally, stipulates that a public record custodian or designee must respond to public record requests promptly and in good faith, and that such persons must be available to respond to public record requests during agency’s regular business hours. Defines “good-faith response” as “making reasonable efforts to determine from other officers or employees whether such a record exists and, if so, the location at which the record can be accessed.” Similar to HB 1097. Sen. Ron Klein (D-Delray Beach) 🙂

  • S. Judiciary Committee: Reported favorably. Now on S. Calendar.

p HB 7007 OGSR/Child Support Services:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 61.1827, F.S., for any information that would reveal the identity of applicants for or recipients of child support services, including the name, address, and telephone number of such persons, in the possession of a non-Title IV-D county child support enforcement agency. Similar to SB 1078. H. Governmental Operations

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1078. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p HB 7013 OGSR/Software Copyright:

Reenacts with minor modifications s. 119.084, F.S., authorizing copyright of agency-produced software. Similar to SB 1038. H. Governmental Operations 🙁

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1038. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p HB 7015 OGSR/Archaeological Sites:

Reenacts with minor modification the public record exemption in s. 267.135, F.S., for any information identifying the location of an archaeological site held by the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State. Similar to SB 1036. H. Governmental Operations

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1036. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p HB 7023 OGSR/Pharmaceutical Caches:

Reenacts with minor modification the public record exemption in s. 381.95, F.S., for information identifying or describing the name, location, pharmaceutical cache, contents, capacity, equipment, physical features, or capabilities of individual medical facilities, storage facilities, or laboratories established, maintained, or regulated by the Department of Health as part of the state’s plan to defend against an act of terrorism. Stipulates that the Governor’s certification of the sufficiency of any location, pharmaceutical cache, contents, capabilities, etc., is a public record. Similar to SB 698. H. Governmental Oversight

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 698. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p HB 7025 OGSR/Hospital Emergency Management Plans:

Reenacts with minor modification the public record exemption is s. 395.1056, F.S., for those portions of a comprehensive emergency management plan with address the response of a public or private hospital to an act of terrorism. Also reenacts the meetings exemption for portions of meetings during which such plans are discussed. Similar to SB 700. H. Governmental Oversight

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 700. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p HB 7033 OGSR/Security System Plans:

Reenacts with minor, technical modifications the public record exemption in s. 119.071(3), F.S., for security system plans for property owned by or leased to the state or any privately owned or leased property held by a government agency. Also reenacts with minor technical modifications the meetings exemption in s. 286.0113, F.S., for portions of meetings which would reveal such plans. Similar to SB 696. H. Governmental Operations

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 696. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p HB 7043 OGSR/Identifying Information – Elderly Affairs:

Reenacts with minor modification the exemption in s. 430.105, F.S., for personal identifying information in records relating to an individual’s health or eligibility for or receipt of health-related, elder care, or long-term care services held by the Department of Elderly Affairs. Similar to SB 514. H. Governmental Operations

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 514. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

p CS/HB 7045 OGSR/Medicaid Pharmaceutical Rebates:

Reenacts and amends the exemption in s. 409.91196, F.S., for the rebate amount, percent of rebate, manufacturer’s pricing, and supplemental rebate held by the Agency for Health Care Administration pursuant to the Medicaid prescription drug program. Also exempts portions of meeting of the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee at which such information is discussed. As amended, requires that a record be made of the closed portions of meetings, stipulating that such record must include the times of commencement and termination, all discussions and proceedings, and the names of all persons speaking. Similar to SB 516. H. Governmental Operations

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 516. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/HB 7091 Electronic Recording/Property Records:

Creates the “Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act,” allowing a county recorder to receive, index, store, archive, and transmit electronic documents. Also allows the county recorder to provide access to, search, and retrieve documents by electronic means. Finally, creates the Electronic Recording Advisory Council within the Department of State. Similar to SB 2106. H. Civil Justice WATCH

  • House: Passed the House unanimously. Now in S. Messages.

p HB 7113 OGSR/Interference with Custody:

Reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 787.03, F.S., for the name, address, and telephone number of a person who takes a minor child and reports such to the sheriff or state attorney under the exception to the offense of interference with custody. As amended, the current address and telephone number of the person who takes the child and the minor are exempt from disclosure until the sheriff or state attorney completes an investigation and determines that releasing the information would not jeopardize the safety of the person or minor. Allows access by other government agencies for the purpose of official business. Similar to SB 710. H. Governmental Operations

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 710. Passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

HB 7223 OGSR/Identifying Information – DOH:

Reenacts and amends the exemption in s. 119.0712, F.S., for all personal identifying information contained in records relating to an individual’s personal health or eligibility for health-related services held by DOH to exempt all medical or health records held by an agency. Similar to SB 512. H. Governmental Oversight

  • H. State Administration Council: A strike all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/HB 7223 reenacts and slightly narrows the exemption in s. 119.0712, F.S., for all personal identifying information contained in records relating to an individual’s personal health or eligibility for health-related services held by DOH. Now on H. Calendar

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