2009 Legislative Report For Period Ending March 6

HB 135 Exemption/Insured Dependents:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of minor dependents of current or former agency employees if the dependents are insured by an agency group insurance plan. Similar to SB 270. Rep. Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland)

  • H. Insurance, Business, & Financial Affairs Committee: A strike-all amendment creating a public record exemption for personal identifying information of dependent children (those children under the age of 21 who are still in school) of current or former agency employees if insured by an agency group insurance plan, is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in H. Governmental Affairs 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. Community Affairs Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 270 Exemption/Insured Dependents:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of minor dependents of current or former agency employees if the dependents are insured by an agency group insurance plan. Similar to HB 135. Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland)

  • S. Community Affairs Committee: A strike-all amendment making minor modifications is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 440 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Creates a public record exemption for identifying information of patients, health care providers, and pharmacists in records relating to the monitoring of controlled substance prescriptions held by any agency. Identifying information includes the name, address, telephone number, insurance plan number, social security or government-issued identification number, provider number, Drug Enforcement Administration number, or any other unique identifier. Similar to HB 937. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) 🙁

  • S. Health Regulation Committee: A strike-all amendment making minor modifications is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. Now in S. Governmental Affairs & Accountability Committee.

HB 601 Confidentiality/Self-Critical Analyses:

Stipulates that a book, document, report, “or other tangible thing” created by a person or organization for the principal purpose of self-critical analysis and the promotion of safety is confidential and is not subject to discovery and can’t be admitted into evidence if certain, specified conditions apply. Rep. Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) 🙁

  • House: Withdrawn from consideration

SB 754 OGSR/Building Plans and Blueprints:

Reenacts, with minor modification, § 119.701(3)(c), F.S., a public record exemption building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings and diagrams which depict the internal layout or structural elements of certain attractions, reaction facilities, entertainment or resort complexes, industrial complexes, retail and service developments, office developments and hotel and motel developments. Stipulates that the exemption does not apply to comprehensive plans, site plans, or amendments submitted for approval or that have been approved under local land or zoning regulations. S. Committee on Military Affairs & Domestic Security

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

SB 1268 OGSR/Surplus State Lands:

Reenacts, with minor modification, § 253.034(6)(g)1., F.S., providing a public record exemption for the written valuation of surplus state lands and related documents used to form the valuation or which pertain to the valuation until two weeks before a contract regarding the purchase, exchange, or disposal of such land is first considered for approval. S. Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee ???

  • S. Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

SB 1824 OGSR/Recreation Programs for Children:

Reenacts, with some modification, § 119.071(5)(c), F.S., providing a public record exemption for information that would identify or help locate a child who participates in a government-sponsored recreation program, including information that would identify or help locate the parents or guardians of the child. As amended, defines “government-sponsored recreation program” as an after-school program, an athletic program, a nature program, a camp, or other recreational program for which an agency assumes responsibility for a child participating in the program. S. Community Affairs Committee

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

SB 1826 OGSR/Eminent Domain Records:

Reenacts, without modification, § 73.0155, F.S., providing a public record exemption for business information provided by a business owner to a governmental condemning authority for the purpose of making an offer of business damages. S. Community Affairs Committee

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

NEW BILLS FILED

HB 1421 Taxpayer Transparency Act:

Requires the Auditor General, in coordination with the Department of Revenue, to develop and maintain a publicly-available budget database and requires state agencies receiving and dispersing public funds to provide the necessary budget data to the Auditor General. Stipulates that the website must be searchable by the name and principal location of the recipient of state funds; the amount of the funds dispersed; the name of the agency making the disbursement; the budget entity, appropriation category and line-item number from which the expenditure is made; the program or activity for which the funds are spent; a description of the purpose and goals for the expenditure; and the expected performance measures and past performance outcomes achieved. Similar to SB 594. Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Madison) 🙂

HB 1439 Records/Children and Vulnerable Adults:

Amends § 39.202, F.S., to stipulate that personal identifying information in records of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that relate to the abuse, neglect or abandonment of a child is exempt from public disclosure. Requires that a child’s case file be maintained in a complete and accurate manner, and that such files be made available to the child without cost. Allows access to a child’s case file by foster parents, preadoptive parents, adoptive parents, and adoption entities under certain, specified conditions. Finally, amends § 415.107, F.S., to stipulate that personal identifying information in DCF records relating to the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult is exempt from public disclosure. Similar to SB 126. Rep. Peter Nehr (R-Tarpon Springs) 🙂

HB 1477 Internet Publication of Public Notices:

In pertinent part, authorizes various governmental entities to publish or advertise legally required public notices and advertisements on publicly accessible websites. Similar to SB 2292. Rep. Juan Zapata (R-Miami) 🙁

SB 2292 Internet Publication of Public Notices:

Similar to HB 1477. Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon) 🙁

SB 2324 Exemption/Military Base Closures:

Creates a public record exemption for those portions of record held by the Legislative Oversight Council on U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure Activities which relate to (1) strengths and weaknesses of military installations or military missions in Florida or other states and vulnerability of such installations to base realignment or closure; (2) the selection criteria for the realignment and closure of military bases and missions; (3) Florida’s strategy to retain its military bases during the federal base realignment and closure process; and (4) any agreements or proposals to relocate or realign military units and missions. Also creates an exemption for meetings or portions of meetings of the Council at which exempt records are presented or discussed. Finally, creates an exemption for all records generated during those portions of closed meetings. Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Ft. Walton Beach) ???

SB 2374 Shell Bill/Education Records:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to a public record exemption for educational records. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) 🙁

SB 2426 Shell Bill/Student Records:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to student records. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) 🙁

SB 2432 Exemption/Home Addresses – Teachers & School Administrators:

Creates a public record exemption for home addresses, personal e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of teachers and school administrators. Also exempts the home addresses, personal e-mail 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. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) 🙁

SB 2652 Exemption/Office of Financial Regulation:

Creates a public record exemption for audited financial statements submitted to the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) pursuant to laws relating to mortgage lending. Also creates an exemption for information obtained by OFR from the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry which is confidential under federal or other state law. Finally, creates a public record exemption for credit reports obtained by OFR for licensing purposes. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) ???

HB 7013 OGSR/Eminent Domain Records:

Reenacts, with minor modification, § 73.0155, F.S., providing a public record exemption for business information provided by a business owner to a governmental condemning authority for the purpose of making an offer of business damages. Similar to SB 1826. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

HB 7015 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 SB 1348. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

HB 7017 OGSR/Building Plans and Blueprints:

Reenacts, with minor modification, § 119.701(3)(c), F.S., a public record exemption building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings and diagrams which depict the internal layout or structural elements of certain attractions, reaction facilities, entertainment or resort complexes, industrial complexes, retail and service developments, office developments and hotel and motel developments. Stipulates that the exemption does not apply to comprehensive plans, site plans, or amendments submitted for approval or that have been approved under local land or zoning regulations. Similar to SB 754. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

HB 7019 OGSR/Recreation Programs for Children:

Reenacts, with some modification, § 119.071(5)(c), F.S., providing a public record exemption for information that would identify or help locate a child who participates in a government-sponsored recreation program, including information that would identify or help locate the parents or guardians of the child. As amended, defines “government-sponsored recreation program” as an after-school program, an athletic program, a nature program, a camp, or other recreational program for which an agency assumes responsibility for a child participating in the program. Similar to SB 1824. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

HB 7021 OGSR/Children’s Services Council:

Reenacts, with minor technical modification, § 125.901(11), F.S., a public record exemption for personal identifying information held by a children’s services council concerning a child or the child’s parent or guardian. Similar to SB 748. H. Governmental Affairs Committee  

HB 7023 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 SB 1896. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

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