2008 Legislative Report For Period Ending March 7

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, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of general magistrates, child support enforcement hearing officers, and their spouses, children, and grandchildren. Similar to HB 639. Sen. Nan Rich (D-Sunrise)

  • S. Judiciary Committee

SB 1042 OGSR/Putative Father Registry:

Reenacts and amends s. 63.0541, F.S., providing a public record exemption for information in the Florida Putative Father Registry to allow disclosure of the exempt information to the birth mother upon receipt of a notarized request for a copy of any registry entry in which she is identified as the birth mother. S. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee

  • S. Judiciary Committee: A strike-all amendment making minor technical changes is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Operations.

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. Judiciary Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Operations.

SB 1090 OGSR/Florida Kidcare:

Reenacts and amends s. 409.821, F.S., providing a public record exemption for personal identifying information of Florida Kidcare program applicants or enrollees, to allow access by the parent or legal guardian of an enrollee. S. Health Policy Committee

  • S. Governmental Operations Committee

SB 1630 OGSR/Department of Agriculture/Investigations:

Reenacts with slight modification the public record exemption in s. 500.148, F.S., for certain information provided to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services relating to food safety or illness. S. Committee on Agriculture

  • S. Agriculture Committee

SB 2224 OGSR/Paratransit Services:

Reenacts and expands the public record exemption in s. 119.0713(2), F.S., for personal identifying information in records relating to a person’s health held by a local government for the purpose of determining eligibility for paratransit services. As amended, exempts personal identifying information of applicants for or recipients of paratransit services held by any agency. Allows for disclosure under certain specified conditions. S. Committee on Community Affairs

  • S. Community Affairs Committee

NEW BILLS FILED

HB 1243 Exemption/DOH – Controlled Substance Database:

Creates a public record exemption for information identifying a patient, health care practitioner, pharmacist, or pharmacy contained in records held by the Department of Health. Allows access under certain specified conditions. Stipulates that intentional disclosure of such information is a third degree felony. Similar to SB 2782. Rep. Jack Seiler (D-Pompano Beach) 🙁

HB 1389 Expungement/Criminal History Records:

Allows automatic expungement of a criminal history record of persons who have not been found guilty or plead nolo contendere to a crime under certain specified conditions. Stipulates that a certificate for eligibility for expunction is not required. Rep. Perry Thurston, Jr. (D-Ft. Lauderdale) 🙁

HB 1403 Exemption/Assisted Living Facility Residents:

Creates a public record exemption for the name and address of a person transferred to or from, or discharged from, an assisted living facility. Also exempts information regarding medical services provided to such persons, as well as information on their social and economic condition or circumstances, evaluations of personal information, medical data, and information verifying income eligibility, and amounts of medical assistance payments. Rep. Hugh Gibson (R-The Villages) ???

SB 2380 Exemption/State Fire Marshall Investigations:

Creates a public record exemption for papers, documents, reports, or evidence relative to an investigation by the state fire marshall until such time as the investigation is complete or no longer active. Stipulates that certain information may remain exempt under specified conditions. Similar to HB 1051. Sen. Burt Saunders (R-Naples)

SB 2450 Financial Disclosure/Elected Officials & Candidates:

Requires that the financial disclosure forms filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics pursuant to a specified provision of the State Constitution be made available to the public on a state website. Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) 🙂

SB 2484 Exemption/Discrimination Complaints:

Expands the current public record exemption for records relating to discrimination complaints by applying the exemption to all agencies as defined in ch. 119, F.S. Repeals s. 119.0711(1) (discrimination complaints filed with a state agency) and s. 119.0713(1) (discrimination complaints filed with a unit of local government). Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)

SB 2574 Exemption/Sexual Violence Victims:

Expands the public record exemption under s. 741.313(7)(a), F.S., for personal identifying information contained in written requests for leave that document acts of domestic violence to also exempt acts of sexual violence. Similar to HB 1141. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

SB 2610 Exemption/Organ & Tissue Donor Registry:

Creates a public record exemption for information identifying a donor in the Organ & Tissue Donor Registry. Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville)

SB 2770 Exemption/Security Camera Recordings:

Creates a public record exemption for digital video security camera recordings of specified late-night business that are provided to a law enforcement agency or any other governmental entity. Similar to HB 327. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach)

SB 2782 Exemption/DOH – Controlled Substance Database:

Similar to HB 1243. Sen. Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) 🙁

SB 2824 Exemption/Florida Advanced Combustion Center:

Creates a public record exemption for (1) materials related to methods of manufacture or production; (2) trade secrets and potential trade secrets; (3) patentable material and potentially patentable material; (4) business transactions; (5) financial and proprietary information; and (6) agreements or proposals to receive funding that are received, generated, ascertained, or discovered by the Florida Advanced Combustion Center. Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) 🙁

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