2009 Legislative Report For Period Ending March 13

SB 114 Notice/Contaminated Property:

Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to provide notice to all property owners living within one mile of contaminated property. Similar to HB 1229. Sen. Charlie Justice (D-St. Petersburg) WATCH

  • S. Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee: A strike-all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB114 requires notice of contaminated property to provide notice of the contamination to the local health department, as well as specified representatives of local government, state legislators, and property owners and tenants of any property within 1,000 feet of all sampling points at which contamination is discovered. Now in S. Education Committee.

SB 162 Electronic Health Records:

Expands access to a patient’s medical records to facilitate the electronic exchange of data between certain health care facilities, practitioners, and providers. Also creates the “Florida eHealth Initiative Act.” Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • S. Health Regulation Committee: Three amendments adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 162 expands access to a patient’s medical records to facilitate the electronic exchange of data and creates the “Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act.” Now in S. Banking & Insurance Committee.

SB 166 Exemption/Donors to Public Buildings:

Creates a public record exemption for the name, address, and telephone number of a donor or prospective donor to a publicly-owned building or facility. Similar to HB 795. Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) 🙁

  • S. Higher Education Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 350 Economic Development/Entertainment Industry:

Amends § 288.1254, F.S., to provide corporate income tax and sales and use tax credits to qualified entertainment industries rather than reimbursements from appropriations. Similar to HB 47. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • S. Commerce Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Finance & Tax Committee.

HB 631 Exemption/Estate Inventories and Accountings:

Creates a public record exemption for inventories of an estate or elective estate and accountings filed in an estate proceeding. Stipulates that such records may be disclosed under certain, specified conditions including by court order upon a showing of good cause. Similar to SB 1400. Rep. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange)

  • H. Civil Justice & Courts Committee: A minor technical amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in H. Governmental Affairs Committee.

HB 749 Exemption/Donors – Department of Elderly Affairs:

Creates a public record exemption for the identity of donors or prospective donors to the direct-support organization of the Department of Elderly Affairs. Also creates an exemption for portions of meetings during which the identity of such persons is discussed. Similar to SB 648. Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Holiday)

  • H. Elder & Family Services Committee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Governmental Affairs Committee.

SB 1218 Exemption/Home Addresses – DBPR Investigators:

Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of current or former investigators or inspectors of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Also creates a public record exemption for the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such investigators and inspectors, as well as the names and locations of school and day care facilities attended by their children. Similar to HB 699. Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) 🙁

  • S. Regulated Industries Committee: Amended to stipulate that the exemption will apply only if such investigators or inspectors provide a written statement that reasonable efforts have been made to protect the exempt information from being accessible through other publicly-available means. Reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 1290 OGSR/Motor Vehicle Records:

Reenacts without modification § 119.0712(2), F.S, the Florida Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, providing a public record exemption for personal identifying information in motor vehicle records. S. Transportation Committee

  • S. Transportation Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 1342 OGSR/Home Addresses – U.S. Attorneys:

Reenacts, narrows, and moves the public record exemption for the home addresses, etc., of U.S. attorneys, judges, and magistrates. As amended, creates § 119.071(5)(i), F.S., providing a public record for the home address, telephone number, and photograph of a current or former U.S. attorney, judge, or magistrate. Also exempts the home address, telephone number, photograph, and place of employment of the spouses and children of such persons, as well as the name and location of the schools or day care facilities attended by their children. Stipulates that the attorney, judge, or magistrate must request confidentiality in writing and must provide a written statement that reasonable efforts have been made to protect such information in other publicly-available sources. S. Judiciary Committee

  • S. Judiciary Committee: On minor technical amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 1348 OGSR/Campaign Finance Reports:

Reenacts, with minor technical modification, § 106.0706, F.S., providing an exemption for information entered into the campaign finance report electronic filing system until such time as the information is submitted to the Division of Elections as a filed report. Similar to HB 7015. S. Ethics & Elections Committee

  • S. Ethics & Elections Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 1400 Exemption/Estate Inventories and Accountings:

Creates a public record exemption for inventories of an estate or elective estate and accountings filed in an estate proceeding. Stipulates that such records may be disclosed under certain, specified conditions including by court order upon a showing of good cause. Similar to HB 631. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

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

SB 1896 Exemption/Patient Safety Data:

Repeals § 381.2073, F.S., providing a public record exemption for information identifying a patient contained in patient safety data and the person reporting such information in records held by the Florida Patient Safety Corporation. Also repeals § 381.2071, F.S., authorizing creation of the Florida Patient Safety Corporation. Similar to HB 7023. S. Health Regulation Committee

  • S. Health Regulation Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

NEW BILLS FILED

HB 7025 OGSR/Archival Material:

Reenacts, with minor technical modification, § 275.38, F.S., providing a public record exemption for non-public manuscripts or archival material turned over to the Florida State Archives under special conditions. Stipulates that such manuscripts or material will be subject to public disclosure 50 years after the date of the creation of such records. Similar to SB 1834. H. Governmental Affairs Committee  

HB 7027 OGSR/Motor Vehicle Records:

Reenacts with significant technical modification § 119.0712(2), F.S, the Florida Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, providing a public record exemption for personal identifying information in motor vehicle records. Similar to SB 1290. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

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