2006 Legislative Report For Period Ending April 7

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. Civil Justice Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Governmental Operations.

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, and supplemental rebate held by the Agency for Health Care Administration pursuant to the Medicaid prescription drug program. 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 speaking. S. Health Care πŸ™

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment making various changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 516 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. Now in S. Rules.

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

Creates a public record 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. 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 SB 1320. Rep. J.C. Planas (R-Miami)

  • H. Juvenile Justice Committee: An amendment deleting the provision that an employee make reasonable efforts to protect the exempt information from being accessibe through other sources available to the public is adopted. Reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/CS/HB 605 creates a public record 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. Now in H. State Administration. πŸ™

SB 662 OGSR/Home Addresses – Human Resource Directors:

Reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 119.071(4)(d)2., F.S., for the home addresses telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of certain active or former human resource personnel, 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. As amended, deletes the exemption for social security numbers. Similar to HB 7009. S. Community Affairs πŸ™

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment making minor changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 662 reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 119.071(4)(d)2., F.S., for the home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of certain active or former human resource personnel, 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. Now in S. Rules. πŸ™

SB 664 OGSR/Home Addresses – Code Enforcement Officers:

Reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 119.071(4)(d)5., F.S., for the home addresses telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of active or former code enforcement officers, 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. As amended, deletes the exemption for social security numbers and photographs. S. Community Affairs πŸ™

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment making minor changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 664 reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 119.071(4)(d)5., F.S., for the home addresses telephone numbers, and photographs of active or former code enforcement officers, 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. Now in S. Rules. πŸ™

SB 712 OGSR/Motor Vehicle Crashes:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 316.066(3)(c), F.S., for reports which reveal the identity, home or employment telephone number or home or employment address of persons involved in a car crash for a period of 60 days following the crash. Allows access by the media, insurance companies, and attorneys of those involved in the crash under certain, specified conditions. Similar to HB 7035. S. Transportation

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment significantly expanding the exemption is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 712 reenacts and expands the exemption in s. 316.066(3)(c), F.S., for crash reports and traffic citations relating to such crashes which reveal the identity, home or employment telephone number or home or employment address of persons involved in a car crash for a period of 60 days following the crash. Allows access by the media, insurance companies, and attorneys of those involved in the crash under certain, specified conditions. Now in S. Rules. πŸ™

HB 943 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of a patient, health care practitioner, or pharmacist contained in records held by DOH under the electronic-monitoring system for prescription of controlled substances. CS/Similar to SB 176. Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Port St. Lucie) πŸ™

  • H. Health Care Regulation Committee: A minor amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in H. Criminal Justice.

HB 1097 Public Records/Inspection & Copying:

Stipulates that the person who has custody of a public record or an agency head may designate another officer or employee of the agency to allow inspection or copying of public records but must publicly disclose the identity of the designee who has been assigned to respond to public record requests. Also stipulates that custodians of public records and their designees must respond to public record requests “promptly and in good faith”, and that a “good faith response” includes determining whether the record requested exists and, if so, where it can be accessed. Similar to SB 2714. Rep. Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach)

  • H. Governmental Operations Committee: An amendment making significant changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/HB 1097 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.” Now in H. Insurance πŸ™‚

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. Transportation Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Governmental Operations.

CS/SB 1162 Exemption/Concealed Weapons Permits:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of an individual who has applied for or received a concealed weapons permit; allows disclosure under certain, specified circumstances. Allows disclosure under certain, specified circumstances, including upon court order and a showing of good cause. Similar to HB 687. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) πŸ™

  • S. Criminal Justice Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

HB 1507 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 SB 1800. Rep. David Mealor (R-Lake Mary)

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

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

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

SB 2066 OGSR/Byrd Alzheimer’s Center:

Reenacts with minor clarifying modifications the public record exemption in s. 1004.445, F.S., for personal identifying information of clients of programs created or funded through the Center; personal identifying information contained in patient medical or health records; materials relating to methods of manufacture, potential trade secrets, potentially patentable materials, trade secrets or proprietary information; the identity of donors or prospective donors who wish to remain anonymous; information received by the Center in the performance of its duties that is otherwise exempt by law; and any information received that is exempt under the laws of another state or federal law. Similar to HB 7063. S. Education

  • S. Education Committee: Reported favorably by a vote of 4/1 (Sen. Jim King voting no). Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

SB 2116 Exemption/Traffic Citations:

Expands the public record exemption for the identity of victims contained in car crash reports to also exempt the identity of such persons in uniform traffic citations associated with such crashes and investigations. S. Banking and Insurance πŸ™

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment conforming the bill to CS/SB 712 is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Rules. πŸ™

SB 2316 Exemption/Rejected Bids, Proposals or Negotiations:

Creates a public record exemption for rejected bids, proposals, or negotiations submitted in response to invitations to bid, invitations to negotiate, 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, invitation to negotiate, or request for proposals. Similar to HB 1369. Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: A strike all amendment, as amended, is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 2316 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. Now in S. General Government Appropriations.

SB 2366 Exempt Information/Court Records:

Requires the person who files court records to redact any information the filer deems is exempt from public disclosure prior to filing the document, and to replace the redacted information with a unique number that is cross-referenced to a separate reference sheet of confidential information. Stipulates that the completed reference sheet must be sealed and that inspection of such sheet is strictly limited to the parties to the case, the attorney of record, and any government agency. Similar to HB 1563. Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River) πŸ™

  • S. Judiciary Committee: A strike all amendment making significant changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 2366 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, 2009, 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. Deletes the requirement that clerks of court redact such information in official records, but stipulates that if the clerk accepts or stores official records in an electronic format, the clerk must use “best efforts” to redact such information. Now in S. Governmental Oversight. πŸ™

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. Ethics and Elections Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight.

SB 2656 Exemption/Florida Opportunity Fund:

Creates a public record exemption for trade secret held by the Florida Opportunity Fund and the Florida Opportunity Fund Management Corporation. Also exempts tax identification numbers, social security numbers, analyses of gross receipts, the amount of taxes paid, the amount of capital investment, the amount of employee wages paid, and the detailed documentation to substantiate performance information included in portfolio data on specific companies within the portfolios of venture capital funds receiving investments from the Florida Opportunity Fund. Similar to SB 2668. Rep. Michael Grant (R-Port Charlotte) Similar to HB 1469. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) πŸ™

  • S. Commerce and Consumer Services Committee: A strike all amendment making minor technical changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight. πŸ™

SB 2714 Public Records/Inspection & Copying:

Stipulates that the person who has custody of a public record or an agency head may designate another officer or employee of the agency to allow inspection or copying of public records but must publicly disclose the identity of the designee who has been assigned to respond to public record requests. Also stipulates that custodians of public records and their designees must respond to public record requests “promptly and in good faith”, and that a “good faith response” includes determining whether the record requested exists and, if so, where it can be accessed. Similar to HB 1097. Sen. Ron Klein (D-Delray Beach) ???

  • S. Governmental Oversight Committee: An amendment making significant changes to the bill is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 2714 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.” Now in S. Judiciary. πŸ™‚

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

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

HB 7009 OGSR/Home Addresses – Human Resource Directors:

Reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 119.071(4)(d)2., F.S., for the home addresses telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of certain active or former human resource personnel, 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. As amended, deletes the exemption for social security numbers. Similar to SB 662. H. Governmental Operations πŸ™

  • House: On third reading, a narrowing amendment by Rep. Jack Seiler (D-Pampano Beach) is defeated. HB 7009 passed the House 85/32. Now in S. Messages. πŸ™

HB 7011 OGSR/Home Addresses – Code Enforcement Officers:

Reenacts and amends the public record exemption in s. 119.071(4)(d)5., F.S., for the home addresses telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of active or former code enforcement officers, 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. As amended, deletes the exemption for social security numbers and photographs. Similar to SB 664. H. Governmental Operations πŸ™

  • House: On third reading, a narrowing amendment by Rep. Jack Seiler (D-Pampano Beach) is defeated. HB 7011 passed the House 98/19. Now in S. Messages. πŸ™

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 πŸ™

  • House: Passed the House 86/32. Now in S. Messages. πŸ™

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

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

CS/HB 7017 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 SB 734. H. Governmental Oversight πŸ™

  • House: Passed the House 85/32. Now in S. Messages. πŸ™

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

  • House: Passed the House 117/1 (Rep. Joyce Cusack voting no). Now in S. Messages.

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

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

HB 7027 OGSR/Nursing Home Adverse Incident Reports:

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. Similar to SB 510. H. Governmental Operations πŸ™

  • House: Passed the House 92/25. Now in S. Messages. πŸ™

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

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

HB 7035 OGSR/Motor Vehicle Crashes:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 316.066(3)(c), F.S., for reports which reveal the identity, home or employment telephone number or home or employment address of persons involved in a car crash for a period of 60 days following the crash. Allows access by the media, insurance companies, and attorneys of those involved in the crash under certain, specified conditions. Similar to SB 712. H. Governmental Oversight πŸ™

  • House: An amendment offered by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Dania Beach) to reduce the penalty for release of records to those not authorized to receive them fails; passed the House 85/32. πŸ™

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 CS/SB 514. H. Governmental Operations

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

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 πŸ™

  • H. State Administration Council: A minor conforming amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now on H. Calendar.

HB 7059 OGSR/Temporary Cash Assistance:

Reenacts with minor technical modification the public record exemption in s. 414.295, F.S., for personal identifying information contained in records relating to temporary cash assistance which identifies a participant, or a participant’s family or household member. Also reenacts with technical modification the meetings exemption for meetings or portions of meetings of Workforce Florida or a regional workforce board or committee at which such information is discussed. Similar to SB 736. H. Governmental Operations

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

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

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

HB 7125 Confidentiality/Medical Records:

Amends s. 456.057, F.S., relating to the ownership and control of patient records, to stipulate that the employer of a health care practitioner who is a records owner and all records custodians must maintain the confidentiality of medical records. Also stipulates that electronically generated prescriptions must contain certain, specified information. Contains definitions. Similar to SB 1408. H. Health Care Regulation WATCH

  • H. Health Care Appropriations Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Health and Families.

HB 7157 Anti-Phishing Act:

Prohibits the fraudulent use or possession of another’s identifying information for the purpose of soliciting a Florida resident to provide identifying information through the use of a web page or Internet domain name. Contains definitions. Provides penalties. H. Economic Development WATCH

  • H. Civil Justice Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Criminal Justice Appropriations.

HB 7209 OGSR/Agricultural Records:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 403.067, F.S., for individual agricultural records of processes, methods of production, and costs of production, profits, or other financial information which are reported to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Similar to SB 1212. H. Governmental Operations

  • H. Agriculture Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. State Administration.

NEW BILLS FILED

SB 1136 Shell/Economic Development:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to economic development. Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville) πŸ™‚

  • S. Commerce and Consumer Services Committee: A strike all amendment is adopted. 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. As amended, similar to HB 1285. Now in S. Community Affairs. πŸ™

HB 7233 OGSR/Communications Tax:

Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 213.053, F.S., for all information contained in returns, reports, accounts, or declarations received by the Department of Revenue relating to the communications services tax. Similar to CS/SB 792. H. Governmental Operations

HB 7243 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. Similar to CS/SB 1438. H. Governmental Operations

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

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