2006 Legislative Report For Period Ending May 5

What follows is a list of all the bills we tracked during the 2006 Legislative Session, and the final action on each bill. You will find a description of each bill that passed the 2006 Legislature starting on page 9.

Final Action/Open Government Bills
2006 Legislative Session

CS/HB 41 and CSSB 1844, Expunction/Arrest Records
Rep. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness); Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • CS/HB 41 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 1844 was tabled. See CS/HB 41.

CS/SB 176 and CS/HB 943, Controlled Substances
Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples); Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-Port St. Lucie)

  • CS/SB 176 died in committee; CS/HB 943 died in committee.

HB 193 and SB 358, Exemption/Court Monitors Court Monitors
Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Ft. Lauderdale); Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac)

  • HB 193 PASSED the Legislature; SB 358 was tabled. See HB 193.

SB 326, Pornographic Materials
Sen. Gary Siplin (D-Orlando)

  • Died in committee.

HB 379 and SB 1382 Home Addresses – Paramedics
Rep. Hugh Gibson (R-The Villages); Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis)

  • HB 379 died in committee; SB 1382 died in committee.

SB 446 and HB 1043, Criminal Use/Personal Information
Sen. Skip Campbell (D-Tamarac); Rep. Tee Holloway (D-Miami Gardens)

  • SB 446 died in committee; HB 1043 died in committee.

HB 459 and CS/SB 474, Exemption/Donors – Guardianship Office
Rep. Franklin Sands (D-Weston); Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

  • HB 459 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 474 was tabled. See HB 459.

CS/SB 510 and HB 7027, OGSR/Nursing Homes
S. Health Care Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 510 was tabled; HB 7027 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7027.

SB 512 and CS/HB 7223, OGSR/Personal Information – DOH
S. Health Care Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • SB 512 PASSED the Legislature; CS/HB 7223 was tabled. See SB 512.

CS/SB 514 and HB 7043, OGSR/Elderly Affairs
S. Health Care Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 514 tabled; HB 7043 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7043.

CS/SB 516 and CS/HB 7045, OGSR/Medicaid Rebates
S. Health Care Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 516 tabled; CS/HB 7045 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/HB 7045.

SB 592, CS/SB 1052 and HB 7115, OGSR/Autopsy Photographs
S. Criminal Justice Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • SB 592 died in committee; CS/SB 1052 was tabled; HB 7115 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7115.

CS/HB 605 and CS/SB 1320 Home Addresses – DJJ Personnel
Rep. J.C. Planas (R-Miami); Sen. Victor Crist (R-Tampa)

  • CS/HB 605 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 1320 was tabled.

CS/SB 662 and HB 7009, OGSR/Home Addresses – Human Resources Personnel
S. Community Affairs Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 662 was tabled; HB 7009 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7009.

CS/SB 664 and HB 7011, OGSR/Home Addresses – Code Enforcement Officers
S. Community Affairs Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 664 was tabled; HB 7011 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7011.

CS/HB 675 and CS/SB 1190, Public Hospitals/Sale or Lease
Rep. Joe Pickens (R-Palatka); Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • CS/HB 675 was tabled; CS/SB 1190 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/SB 1190.

CS/HB 687 and CS/SB 1162, Exemption/Identifying Information – Concealed Weapon Permits
Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Oviedo); Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • CS/HB 687 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 1162 was tabled. See CS/HB 687.

CS/SB 696 and HB 7033, OGSR/Security System Plans
S. Domestic Security Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 696 was tabled; HB 7033 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7033.

CS/SB 698 and HB 7023, OGSR/Pharmaceutical Caches
S. Domestic Security Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 698 was tabled; HB 7023 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7023.

CS/SB 700 and HB 7025, OGSR/Hospital Emergency Management Plans
S. Domestic Security Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 700 was tabled; HB 7025 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7025.

SB 710 and HB 7113, OGSR/Interference with Custody
S. Judiciary Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 710 was tabled; HB 7113 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7113.

CS/SB 712 and HB 7035, OGSR/Identifying Information – Crash Reports
S. Transportation Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 712 died in committee; HB 7035 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7035.

CS/HB 719 and SB 1276, Criminal Records
Rep. J.C. Planas (R-Miami); Sen. Nan Rich (R-Sunrise)

  • CS/HB 719 died in committee; SB 1276 died in committee.

CS/SB 734 and CS/HB 7017, OGSR/Economic Development Agencies
S. Commerce Committee; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 734 was tabled; CS/HB 7017 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/HB 7017.

CS/SB 736 and HB 7059, OGSR/Workforce Florida
S. Commerce Committee; H. Governmental Operations

  • CS/SB 736 was tabled; HB 7059 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7059.

HB 787 and SB 1712, Exemption/Home Parcel Identification Numbers
Rep. Jennifer Carroll (R-Jacksonville); Sen. Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville)

  • HB 787 died in committee; SB 1712 died in committee.

CS/SB 792 and CS/HB 7233, OGSR/Communications Services Tax
S. Government Efficiency Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 792 PASSED the Legislature; CS/HB 7233 was tabled. See CS/SB 792.

SB 916, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Durrell Peaden (R- Crestview)

  • Died in committee.

CS/HB 1001 and CS/SB 2292, Exemption/Biometric Identifying Information
Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Oviedo); Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • CS/HB 1001 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2292 was tabled. See CS/HB 1001.

HB 1005 and CS/SB 2082, Exemption/School Drug Tests
Rep. Marcelo Llorente (R-Miami); Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview)

  • HB 1005 died in committee; CS/SB 2082 died in committee.

CS/SB 1036 and HB 7015, OGSR/Archaeological Sites
S. Governmental Oversight Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1036 was tabled; HB 7015 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7015.

CS/SB 1038 and HB 7013, OGSR/Software Copyright
S. Governmental Oversight Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1038 was tabled; HB 7013 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7013.

CS/SB 1078 and HB 7007, OGSR/Child Support Services
S. Children & Families Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1078 was tabled; HB 7007 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7007.

CS/HB 1097 and CS/SB 2714, Custodian – Public Records
Rep. Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach); Sen. Ron Klein (D-Delray Beach)

  • CS/HB 1097 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2714 was tabled. See CS/HB 1097.

HB 1103, Exemption/Job Openings
Rep. Pat Patterson (R-DeLand)

  • Died in committee.

CS/HB 1117 and SB 2076, Exemption/S. Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Rep. Ron Greenstein (D-Coconut Creek); Sen. Steven Geller (D-Hallandale Beach)

  • CS/HB 1117 PASSED the Legislature; SB 2076 was tabled. See SB 2076.

CS/HB 1125 and SB 2462, Exemption/Legislative Sunset Advisory Committee
Rep. Ray Sansom (R-Fort Walton Beach); Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

  • CS/HB 1125 passed the House and died in S. committee; SB 2462 died in committee.

CS/SB 1136 and CS/HB 1285, Exemption/Innovation Incentive Program
Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville); Rep. Frank Attkisson (R-Kissimmee)

  • CS/SB 1136 was tabled; CS/HB 1285 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/HB 1285.

CS/SB 1212 and HB 7209, OGSR/Agricultural Records
S. Agriculture Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1212 PASSED the Legislature; HB 7209 was tabled. See CS/SB 1212.

SB 1250, Social Security Numbers
Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Bay Harbor Island)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

HB 1279 and SB 2306, Exemption/HMO Risk-Based Capital Reports
Rep. Adam Hasner (R-Delray Beach); Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • HB 1279 died in committee; SB 2306 died in committee.

SB 1284 and HB 7053, Nursing Home Information

  • SB 1284 PASSED the Legislature; HB 7053 was tabled. See SB 1284.

CS/SB 1308 and CS/HB 7161, Exemption/State Board of Administration
Sen. Rudy Garcia (R-Hialeah); H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1308 was tabled; CS/HB 7161 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/HB 7161.

HB 1323 and CS/SB 1346, Free Speech/False Light
Rep. David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs); Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville)

  • HB 1323 died in committee; CS/SB 1346 died in committee.

HB 1329 and CS/SB 1506, Electronic Filings/Insurance
Rep. Michael Grant (R-Port Charlotte); S. Banking & Insurance Committee

  • HB 1329 was tabled; CS/SB 1506 PASSED the Legislature. See CS/SB 1506.

HB 1335, Special Meetings/Monroe County Commission
Rep. Ken Sorensen (R-Tavernier)

  • HB 1335 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 1335.

CS/HB 1369 and CS/SB 2316, Exemption/Bids & Negotiations
Rep. Greg Evers (R-Milton); Sen. Jim Sebesta (R-St. Petersburg)

  • CS/HB 1369 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2316 was tabled. See CS/HB 1369.

HB 1401, SB 2720 and SB 2732, Voting Systems
Rep. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville); Sen. Ron Klein (D-Delray Beach); Sen. Gary Siplin (D-Orlando)

  • HB 1401 died in committee; SB 2720 died in committee; SB 2732 died in committee.

SB 1406 and HB 1549, Juvenile Criminal Records
Sen. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami); Rep. Joyce Cusack (D-Deland)

  • SB 1406 died in committee; HB 1549 died in committee.

CS/HB 1411, Exemption/Health Information Network
Rep. Holly Benson (R-Pensacola)

  • Died in S. Messages.

CS/SB 1438 and HB 7243, Exempt Records
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River); H. Governmental Oversight

  • CS/SB 1438 PASSED the Legislature; HB 7243 was tabled. See CS/SB 1438.

SB 1440, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1442, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1444, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1446, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1448, Exemption/E-mail Addresses
Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Bay Harbor Island)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

CS/HB 1451 and SB 2564, Exemption/Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research
Rep. Anne Gannon (D-Delray Beach); Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • CS/HB 1451 PASSED the Legislature; SB 2564 was tabled. See CS/HB 1451.

CS/HB 1469 and CS/SB 2656, Exemption/Florida Opportunity Fund
Rep. Michael Grant (R-Port Charlotte); Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • CS/HB 1469 passed the House and died in S. Messages; CS/SB 2656 died on the S. Calendar.

SB 1504, Exemption/Shell Bill – Slots
Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Seminole)

  • Died in committee.

HB 1507 and CS/SB 1800, Exemption/Domestic Violence – State Agency Employees
Rep. David Mealor (R-Lake Mary); Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

  • HB 1507 died in committee; CS/SB 1800 died in committee.

SB 1526, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 1530 and HB 7047, OGSR/Tobacco Settlement Records
S. Regulated Industries Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1530 was tabled; HB 7047 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7047.

HB 1539, Lobbying Report Requirements
Rep. Franklin Sands (R-Weston)

  • Died in committee.

CS/HB 1563 and CS/SB 2366, Court Records and Official Records
Rep. Will Kendrick (D-Carrabelle); Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River)

  • CS/HB 1563 PASSED the Legislature; CS/SB 2366 was tabled. See CS/HB 1563.

SB 1564, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach)

  • Died in committee.

HB 1577 and SB 1964, Fraudulent Use/Personal Information
Rep. Mary Brandenburg (D-Palm Beach); Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

  • HB 1577 died on the H. Calendar; SB 1964 died in committee.

CS/SB 1584 and HB 7061, OGSR/Deferred Present Providers
S. Banking & Insurance Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1584 was tabled; HB 7061 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7061.

CS/SB 1586 and HB 7049, OGSR/Surplus Lines Insurance
S. Banking & Insurance Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 1586 was tabled; HB 7049 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7049.

SB 1628, Exemption/Shell – Space
Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1898, Exemption/Crime Scene Photographs
Sen. Jim King (R- Jacksonville); Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1910, Paper Ballots
Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 1976, Exemption/Workers Compensation Joint Underwriters Association
Sen. Rudy Garcia (R-Hialeah)

  • Died in committee.

SB 2040, Exemption/Investigative Incident Reports
Sen. Ron Klein (D-Delray Beach)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 2066 and HB 7063, OGSR/Byrd Alzheimer’s Center
S. Education Committee; H. Governmental Operations Committee

  • CS/SB 2066 was tabled; HB 7063 PASSED the Legislature. See HB 7063.

CS/SB 2116, Exemption/Traffic Citations
S. Banking & Insurance Committee

  • Tabled. But see HB 7035.

SB 2192, Exemption/Audit Workpapers
Sen. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee)

  • Died in committee.

SB 2402, Exemption/Shell Bill
Sen. Daniel Webster (R-Winter Garden)

  • Died in committee.

SB 2584, Exemption/Background Checks
Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 2612, Exemption/Ethics Commission
Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

  • Died in committee.

SB 2634, Exemption/Donor Information – Historic House Museums
Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Bay Harbor Island)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

SB 2742, Defamation
Sen. Gary Siplin (D-Orlando)

  • Died in committee.

SB 2746, Exemption/Florida Consumer Finance Act
Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

  • Died in committee.

HB 7091, Electronic Recording/Property Records
H. Civil Justice Committee

  • Passed the House and died in S. Messages.

HB 7157, Anti-Phishing Act
H. Economic Development Committee

  • Died on the H. Calendar.

OPEN GOVERNMENT BILLS PASSED IN 2006 SESSION

  1. 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) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  2. HB 193 Exemption/Court Monitors: Creates a public record exemption for a court order appointing a court monitor and the reports of such monitors relating to the medical condition, financial affairs, or mental health of a ward. Also creates a public record exemption for a court order appointing a court monitor on an emergency basis, and the reports of such monitors. Stipulates that the exemptions expire if a court makes a finding of probable cause. Finally, creates a public record exemption for court determinations relating to a finding of no probable cause, and court orders finding no probable cause. Stipulates that all such records may be subject to inspection as determined by the court. Similar to SB 358. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Ft. Lauderdale)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  3. 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)
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  4. SB 512 OGSR/Identifying Information – DOH: 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. S. Health Care
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  5. 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) 🙁
    Passed the House 89/27; passed the Senate unanimously.
  6. CS/HB 687 Exemption/Concealed Weapons Permits: Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of individuals who have applied for or received concealed weapons permits. Allows access to the exempt information by law enforcement agencies and commercial entities provided that the information will be used to support law enforcement or national homeland security agencies. Also allows disclosure under certain, specified circumstances, including upon court order and a showing of good cause. Stipulates that the exemption applies retroactively. Similar to SB 1162. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Oviedo) 🙁
    Passed the House 83/27; passed the Senate unanimously.
  7. CS/SB 792 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. S. Government Efficiency Appropriations
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  8. CS/HB 1001 Exemption/Fingerprint ID Information: 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. Similar to SB 2292. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Oviedo)
    Passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
  9. 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) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION 🙂
    Passed the House 117/1; passed the Senate unanimously.
  10. 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)
    Passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
  11. SB 1190 Sale or Lease of Public Hospital: 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. Contains specific requirements for the “complete sale of the public agency’s interest in the hospital.” Similar to HB 675. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION 🙁
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  12. CS/SB 1212 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. S. Agriculture
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  13. SB 1284 Nursing Home Consumer Information: Allows the Agency for Health Care Administration to provide electronic access to nursing home inspection reports as a substitute for sending copies of such reports. Also decreases the number of months from 45 to 30 for which reported information must be provided to consumers and requires AHCA to publish the Nursing Home Watch List which must contain certain, specified information. Similar to HB 7053. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  14. CS/HB 1285 Exemption/Innovation Incentive Program: 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 CS/SB 1186. Rep. Frank Attkisson (R-Kissimmee) 🙁
    Passed the House 81/33; passed the Senate unanimously.
  15. HB 1335 Public Meetings/Monroe County: Authorizes the use of teleconferencing equipment by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for the purposes of establishing a quorum of board members for a special meeting. Stipulates that a special meeting of the board must comply with the requirements of the Sunshine Law. Rep. Ken Sorensen (R-Tavernier) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION 🙁
    Passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
  16. 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)
    Passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
  17. 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) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  18. 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)
    Passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
  19. CS/SB 1506 Electronic Filings/Insurance: In pertinent part, authorizes the Financial Services Commission to require by rule that statements or filings from viatical settlement providers, premium finance companies, and continuing care provider licensees be submitted electronically. Similar to HB 1329. Sen. J.D. Alexander (R-Lake Wales) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.
  20. 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) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION
    Passed the House 114/3; passed the Senate unanimously.
  21. 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
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  22. 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
    Passed the House 85/32; passed the Senate unanimously.
  23. 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
    Passed the House 98/19; passed the Senate unanimously.
  24. 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 DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION 🙁
    Passed the House 86/31; passed the Senate unanimously.
  25. 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
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  26. 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 12 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 🙁
    Passed by the House 85/32; amended in the Senate (reducing the confidentiality period from 24 to 12 months) and passed unanimously; House concurred and passed the amended bill 110/8.
  27. 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
    Passed the House 117/1; passed the Senate unanimously.
  28. 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
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  29. 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
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  30. 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 🙁
    Passed the House 85/32; amended in the Senate (a strike all that was virtually identical to the bill’s current language) and passed unanimously; House concurred and passed the bill 91/26.
  31. 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
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  32. 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
    Passed the House 117/1; passed the Senate unanimously.
  33. HB 7047 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 SB 1530. H. Governmental Operations
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  34. HB 7049 OGSR/Surplus Lines Insurance: Reenacts without modification the public record exemption in s. 626.921(8)(b), F.S., for information furnished to the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office under the Surplus Lines Law if disclosure of such information would reveal information specific to a particular policy or policyholder. Similar to SB 1586. H. Governmental Operations
    Passed the House 117/3; passed the Senate unanimously.
  35. 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
    Passed both the House and the Senate unanimously.
  36. HB 7061 OGSR/Deferred Presentment Providers: Reenacts with some modification the exemption is s. 560.4041, F.S., for information identifying a drawer or deferred presentment provider contained in the database for deferred presentment providers. Amended to stipulate that a provider may access information it has entered into the database and may obtain an eligibility determination for a particular person based on information in the database. Further amended to allow access by court order and a showing of good cause. Similar to SB 1584. H. Governmental Operations
    Passed the House unanimously; passed the Senate 39/1.
  37. HB 7063 OGSR/Byrd Alzheimer’s Center: Reenacts with minor clarifying modifications the public record exemptions 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 SB 2066. H. Governmental Operations
    Passed the House and the Senate unanimously.
  38. 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
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.
  39. HB 7115 OGSR/Autopsy Photographs: Reenacts with minor technical modification the public record exemption in s. 406.135, F.S., for autopsy photographs. Allows access upon court order and a showing of good cause. Similar to SB 592 and SB 1052. H. Governmental Operations 🙁
    Passed the House 98/25; passed the Senate unanimously.
  40. CS/HB 7161 Exemption/State Board of Administration: Creates a public record exemption for proprietary confidential business information concerning alternative investments of the State Board of Administration. Stipulates that the exemption applies only if the person submitting the information provides a verified written declaration that (1) identifies the proprietary confidential business information within the record submitted; (2) certifies that asserted trade secrets meet the statutory definition; (3) certifies that the identified information is intended to be and is treated as private and is not readily ascertainable or publicly available from any other source; and (4) certifies that the disclosure of the identified information would harm the business interests of the person submitting the information. Allows access by court order and a showing of good cause. Similar to SB 1308. H. Governmental Operations
    Passed both the House and Senate unanimously.

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