2008 Legislative Report For Period Ending March 14

SB 122 Fraudulent Use of Personal Information:

Amends s. 817.568 F.S., to make the willful and fraudulent use of personal identification information relating to individuals 65 years of age or older without consent of the individual a first degree felony. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Senate: Withdrawn from further consideration.

SB 766 Exemption/Addresses and Phone Numbers – Judicial Officials:

Amends s. 119.071(4), F.S., creating a public record exemption for the home addresses and telephone numbers of general magistrates and child support enforcement hearing officers, the home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment for the spouses, children, or grandchildren of general magistrates or child support hearing officers, and the name and location of school and day care facilities of the children and grandchildren of general magistrates or child support enforcement hearing officers. Similar to HB 639. Sen. Nan Rich (D-Sunrise)

  • S. Committee on Judiciary: A strike-all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 766 creates a public record exemption for the home addresses and telephone numbers of general magistrates and child support enforcement hearing officers, the home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment for the spouses and children of general magistrates or child support hearing officers, and the name and location of school and day care facilities of the children of general magistrates or child support enforcement hearing officers of such personnel if the magistrate or officer provides a written statement that they made reasonable efforts to protect such information from being accessible through other means available to the public.Β  Now in S. Governmental Operations.

HB 863 Exemption/Donors – Department of Veterans’ Affairs:

Creates a public record exemption for information identifying a donor or prospective donor to the direct-support organization of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs if the donor or prospective donor requests anonymity. Similar to SB 1464. Rep. Ron Reagan (R-Sarasota)

  • H. Committee on Healthy Seniors: Reported favorably. Now in H. Healthcare Council.

SB 870 Exemption/Domestic Violence Injunctions:

Creates a public records exemption for a petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence until the petition is personally served on the respondent. Rep. Fasano Mike (R-New Port Richey) πŸ™

  • S. Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs: Reported favorably. Now in S. Judiciary.

SB 1046 OGSR/Foster Parents:

Reenacts and amends s. 409.175, F.S., slightly narrowing the public record exemption relating to information held by the Department of Children and Family Services regarding foster care parents. S. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee

  • S. Committee on Governmental Operations: Reported favorably by a vote of 4/1 (Sen. Bill Posey voting no). Now in S. Governmental Operations.

SB 1464 Exemption/Donors – Department of Veterans’ Affairs:

Similar to HB 863. Sen. Charles Dean (R-Inverness)

  • S. Committee on Military Affairs and Domestic Security: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Operations.

SB 1616 Concealed Weapons License Data:

Amends s. 790.065, F.S., authorizing the Department of Law Enforcement to disclose data collected from court records to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for purposes of determining whether the concealed weapons license of a person adjudicated incapacitated or committed to a mental institution should be revoked or suspended. S. Committee on Criminal Justice WATCH

  • S. Committee on Criminal Justice: Reported favorably. Now in S. Commerce.

NEW BILLS FILED

HB 1487 Exemption/Organ Donors:

Creates s. 765.5155, F.S., providing for the identification information of donors held in the organ tissue donation registry to be made confidential and exempt. Such information may be disclosed to organ, tissue, and eye procurement organizations that have been certified by the Agency for Health Care Administration. Similar to SB 2610. Rep. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla)

HB 1537 Voting Rights:

In pertinent part, requires that records developed or maintained by an agency pursuant to an investigation by the Board of Executive Clemency be released to the person who is the subject of the investigation. Also requires the Division of Elections to provide the Governor with records required for restoration of a convicted felon’s voting rights. Similar to SB 2240. Rep. Oscar Braynon (D-Miami Gardens) πŸ™‚

HB 1467 Confidential Records/DCFS:

In pertinent part, requires the Department of Children and Family Services to maintain a complete and accurate case file of every child under its supervision or custody. Provides that every child under the supervision or custody of DCFS be provided with a complete and accurate copy of his or her entire case file, at no cost, upon the request of the child or the child’s representative. Finally, allows DCFS to release investigative records if the department secretary determines that disclosure of such records is in the public interest. Similar to SB 2762. Rep. Will Weatherford (R-Zephyrhills) πŸ™‚

SB 2762 Confidential Records/DCFS:

Similar to HB 1467. Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) πŸ™‚

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