2009 Legislative Report For Period Ending May 1

Symbol Meaning
Current action
CS Committee Substitute
P Passed both Chambers
W Withdrawn from further consideration

P CS/SB 126 Records/Children and Vulnerable Adults:

As amended, in pertinent part, 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, and allows access to a child’s case file by foster parents, preadoptive parents, adoptive parents, and adoption entities under certain, specified conditions. Similar to HB 381 and HB 1439. Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) 🙂

  • Senate: A technical amendment is adopted; passed the Senate unanimously as amended.
  • House: Passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/HB 135, Exemption/Insured Dependents:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of dependent children (those under the age of 21 who are still in school) 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)

  • Senate: Substituted for SB 270; passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/SB 162 Electronic Health Records:

Expands access to a patient’s medical records to facilitate the electronic exchange of data and creates the “Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act.” Also creates a health loan program with funding from federal stimulus funds and private donations. Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) WATCH

  • Senate: A series of technical amendments is adopted; passed the Senate unanimously as amended.
  • House: Passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/SB 270 Exemption/Insured Dependents:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information of insured dependent children 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)

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 135 is substituted. See CS/HB 135.

P HB 381 Care of Children:

Creates “Zahid Jones, Jr., Give Grandparents & Other Relatives a Voice Act”.  Rep. Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando)

  • House: An amendment adding the substance of CS/SB 126 is adopted. As amended, HB 381, in pertinent part, 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, and allows access to a child’s case file by foster parents, preadoptive parents, adoptive parents, and adoption entities under certain, specified conditions. Passed the House 113/1 as amended.
  • Senate: Passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/SB 440 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Creates a public record exemption for identifying information of patients, health care providers, pharmacists, and employees of practitioners 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) 🙁

  • Senate: An amendment adding a definitional section to the bill is adopted; passed the Senate unanimously as amended.
  • House: Passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/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)

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1400; passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/SB 748 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 HB 7021. S. Committee on Children, Families & Elder Affairs

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7021 substituted. See HB 7021.

SB 750 OGSR/Insurance Claim Data Exchange Information:

Reenacts § 409.25661, F.S., without modification, a public record exemption for information obtained by the Department of Revenue in connection with a program that allows DOR to match insurance claims of non-custodial parents who owe past-due child support. Stipulates that the information is confidential and exempt until such time as it is determined whether a match exists. If there is a match, the information is subject to public disclosure; if no match exists, the information is destroyed. Similar to HB 7039. S. Committee on Children, Families & Elder Affairs

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7039 substituted. See HB 7039.

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. Similar to HB 7017. S. Committee on Military Affairs & Domestic Security

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7017 substituted. See HB 7017.

P CS/HB 895 Exemption/School Testing Investigations:

Creates a public record exemption for the identity of an educational institution, personally identifiable of all personnel, and specific allegations of misconduct obtained or reported pursuant to investigations of testing impropriety conducted by the Department of Education until such time as the investigation is concluded or no longer active. Similar to SB 1912. Rep. Ken Roberson (R-Port Charlotte)

  • Senate: Passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/HB 971 Transparency in Government Spending:

Requires the Executive Office of the Governor to establish a website available through the state’s internet portal to provide public access, initially, to appropriations expenditures data for all branches of state government. Requires the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee to oversee the website and to propose additional information to be added to the website. Exempts cities and special districts with a population of less than 10,000 from the website reporting requirements. Similar to SB 1796 and SB1972. Rep. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) 🙂

  • House: Tabled; CS/CS/SB 1796 substituted. See CS/CS/SB 1796.

CS/HB 985 Exemption/County Ethics Complaints:

Expands § 112.324, F.S., providing a public record exemption for records relating to investigations of complaints by the Ethics Commission to include records relating to investigations of complaints held by counties that have established a local investigatory process to enforce more stringent standards of conduct and disclosure requirements. Stipulates that such records are exempt until the complaint is dismissed or when a probable cause determination is made. Similar to SB 1582. Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando)

  • House: Passed unanimously. Now in S. Messages.

CS/HB 1121 Clerks of Court/Transfer of Services:

In pertinent part, amends § 28.246, F.S., requiring the Clerks of Courts Operations Corporation to determine the minimum amount of revenue necessary for each clerk to efficiently perform its statutory functions and to submit an annual budget to the Legislative Budget Commission for each clerk of court. Similar to SB 2108. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Ft. Lauderdale) WATCH

  • House: Tabled; CS/CS/SB 2108 substituted. See CS/CS/SB 2108.

CS/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. Similar to HB 7035. S. Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7035 substituted. See HB 7035.

SB 1290 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 HB 7027. S. Transportation Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 7027 substituted. See CS/HB 7027.

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. Similar to HB 7037. S. Judiciary Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7037 substituted. See HB 7037.

CS/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

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7015 substituted. See HB 7015.

CS/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)

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 631 substituted. See CS/HB 631.

CS/SB 1796 Financial Transparency:

Requires the Executive Office of the Governor to establish a website available through the state’s internet portal to provide public access, initially, to appropriations expenditures data for all branches of state government. Requires the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee to oversee the website and to propose additional information to be added to the website. Exempts cities and special districts with  populations of less than 10,000 from the website reporting requirements. Similar to HB 971. Sen. J.D. Alexander (R-Winter Haven) 🙂

  • House: A strike-all amendment stripping all language from the bill is adopted; passed the House as amended by a vote of 117/1 (Rep. Dwayne Taylor voting no). Now in S. Returning Messages.

CS/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. Similar to HB 7019. S. Community Affairs Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 7019 substituted. See CS/HB 7019.

SB 1826 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 HB 7013. S. Community Affairs Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7013 substituted. See HB 7013.

CS/SB 1834 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 HB 7025. S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7025 substituted. See HB 7025.

SB 1838 OGSR/Social Security Numbers:

Reenacts, with modification, § 119.071(4), F.S., providing a public record exemption for social security numbers of government employees. Also amends § 119.071(5)(a), F.S., providing a general public record exemption for social security numbers. Similar to HB 7051. S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 7051 substituted. See CS/HB 7051.

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

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7023 substituted. See HB 7023.

CS/SB 1902 OGSR/Human & Machine Cognition Institute:

Reenacts, with minor technical modification, § 1044.4472, F.S., providing a public record exemption for (1) material relating to methods of manufacture or production; (2) potential and actual trade secrets; (3) patentable material; proprietary business information; (4) the identity of donors or potential donors to the Institute who desire to remain anonymous; and (5) any information received by the Institute in the performance of its duties which is otherwise confidential and exempt by law held or received by the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. Also reenacts an exemption for those portions of meetings at which exempt information is discussed. Similar to HB 7041. S. Higher Education Committee 🙁

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7041 substituted. See HB 7041.

CS/SB 1912 Exemption/School Testing Investigations:

Creates a public record exemption for the identity of a school or postsecondary institution, personal identifying information of school or institution personnel, and specific allegations of misconduct obtained or reported to the Department of Education pursuant to an investigation of testing impropriety. Stipulates that such information is subject to public disclosure at the conclusion of the investigation or when the investigation is no longer active. Similar to HB 895. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice)

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 895 substituted. See CS/HB 895.

CS/SB 2032 OGSR/Scripps Research Institute:

Reenacts without modification § 288.9551, F.S., providing various public record and open meeting exemptions for the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation, the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED) and the Scripps Research Institute. Specifically, creates a public record exemption for (1) materials relating to methods of manufacture or production; potential or actual trade secrets, patentable material, or proprietary information received, generated, ascertained or discovered by or through the Scripps Research Institute; (2) agreements and proposals to receive funding, including grant applications; (3) materials relating to the recruitment of scientists and researchers; (4) the identity of donors or potential donors; (5) information received which is otherwise confidential or exempt; (6) personal identifying information of participants in human trials or experiments; and (7) medical or health records relating to participants in clinical trials. Also (8) exempts portions of meetings at which exempt information is discussed, as well (9) all records generated during closed meetings. Finally, (10) stipulates that the Scripps Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit entity and is thus not subject to the public records law or the open meetings law. Similar to HB 7043. S. Commerce Committee 🙁

  • Senate: Tabled; CS/HB 7093 substituted. See CS/HB 7043.

P CS/CS/SB 2108 Clerks of Court/Transfer of Services:

In pertinent part stipulates that the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation (FCCO) be housed in the Justice Administrative Commission. Further stipulates that all revenues received by clerks of court are state funds and that clerks of court be funded by state appropriation rather than filing fees. Requires the FCCO develop measures and  standards for reviewing the performance of clerks of court and notify the Legislature and the Supreme Court of any clerk not meeting the standards. Similar to HB 1121. Sen. Ken Pruitt (R-Port St. Lucie) WATCH

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/HB 1121; a technical amendment is adopted; passed the Senate as amended by a vote of 36/1.
  • House: A strike-all amendment requiring an efficiency study by OPPAGA of the clerk of court and the court system, as well as a study by the Technology Review Work of court and clerk information technology systems is adopted; passed the House as amended by a vote of 75/32.
  • Senate: Concurs in the House amendment; passed the Senate unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/CS/SB 2126 Exemption/Cable and Video Service Providers:

Creates a public record exemption for proprietary business information obtained from a communications or broadband company by the Department of Management Services. Defines “proprietary business information” as proprietary or otherwise confidential information, including plans, billing and payment records, and trade secrets, which is marked as such when provided to DMS and is not otherwise publicly available. Stipulates that aggregate information related to the geographic scope of the availability of broadband services or the speed of available services is not proprietary confidential business information. Similar to HB 7093. Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7093 substituted. See HB 7093.

P SB 2158 Exemption/Florida Insurance Guaranty Association:

As amended, SB 2158 creates a public record exemption for the following records held by the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association: (1) claims files until termination of all litigation, settlement, and final closing of all claims arising out of the same incident; (2) medical records and other medical information that are part of a claims file; and (3) records pertaining to privileged attorney-client communications. Similar to HB 961. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • Senate: Passed unanimously.
  • House: Passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/SB 2188 Administrative Procedures/Public Meetings:

In pertinent part, amends ch. 120, the Administrative Procedures Act, to require each agency to provide notice of public meetings, hearings, and workshops on the agency’s website, including an agenda of such meetings. Similar to HB 7047. Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa)

  • House: Substituted for CS/HB 7047; passed the House unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/SB 2324 Exemption/Military Base Closures:

Creates a public record exemption for those portions of record held by the Florida Council on Military Base and Mission Support 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. Similar to HB 7125. Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Ft. Walton Beach) 🙁

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7125 substituted. See HB 7125.

CS/SB 2374 Exemption/Education Records:

Creates a public record exemption for education records as defined by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and expands the public record exemption in § 1006.52, F.S., for the education records of students enrolled in public postsecondary educational institutions to include education records of applicants for admission to such institutions. Similar to HB 7119. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice)

  • Senate: Tabled; HB 7119 substituted. See HB 7119.

P 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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1826; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P 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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1348; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P 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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for SB 754; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/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. Allows access by court order upon a showing of good cause. Similar to SB 1824. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1824; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P 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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 748; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P 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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for SB 1896; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P 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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1896; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/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

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1290; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P HB 7035 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. Similar to SB 1268. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1268; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P HB 7037 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 exemption 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. Similar to SB 1342. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1342; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGILSATURE.

P HB 7039 OGSR/Insurance Claim Data Exchange Information:

Reenacts § 409.25661, F.S., without modification, a public record exemption for information obtained by the Department of Revenue in connection with a program that allows DOR to match insurance claims of non-custodial parents who owe past-due child support. Stipulates that the information is confidential and exempt until such time as it is determined whether a match exists. If there is a match, the information is subject to public disclosure; if no match exists, the information is destroyed. Requires review and reenactment of the exemption in 2010. Similar to SB 750. H. Governmental Affairs Committee

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 750; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P HB 7041 OGSR/Human & Machine Cognition Institute:

Reenacts, with minor technical modification, § 1044.4472, F.S., providing a public record exemption for (1) material relating to methods of manufacture or production; (2) potential and actual trade secrets; (3) patentable material; proprietary business information; (4) the identity of donors or potential donors to the Institute who desire to remain anonymous; and (5) any information received by the Institute in the performance of its duties which is otherwise confidential and exempt by law held or received by the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. Also reenacts an exemption for those portions of meetings at which exempt information is discussed. Similar to SB 1902. H. Governmental Affairs Committee 🙁

  • House: Passed by a vote of 75/37.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1902; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P CS/HB 7043 OGSR/Scripps Research Institute:

Reenacts with some modification § 288.9551, F.S., providing various public record and open meeting exemptions for the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation, the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED) and the Scripps Research Institute. Specifically, HB 7043 removes OTTED and the Scripps Research Institute from the scope of the various exemptions and provides a public record exemption for (1) materials relating to methods of manufacture or production; potential or actual trade secrets, patentable material, or proprietary information received, generated, ascertained or discovered by or through the Scripps Research Institute; (2) agreements and proposals to receive funding, including grant applications; (3) materials relating to the recruitment of scientists and researchers; (4) the identity of donors or potential donors who wish to remain anonymous; (5) information received which is otherwise confidential or exempt; (6) personal identifying information of participants in human trials or experiments; and (7) medical or health records relating to participants in clinical trials. Also (8) exempts portions of meetings at which exempt information is discussed, as well (9) all records generated during closed meetings. Finally, (10) stipulates that the Scripps Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit entity and is thus not subject to the public records law or the open meetings law. Stipulates that the exemption is subject to review and reenactment in 2014. Similar to SB 2032. H. Governmental Affairs Committee 🙁

  • House: Passed by a vote of 86/28.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 2032; passed by a vote of 38/1 (Sen. Dan Gelber voting no). PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

CS/HB 7047 Administrative Procedures/Public Meetings:

In pertinent part, amends ch. 120, the Administrative Procedures Act, to require each agency to provide notice of public meetings, hearings, and workshops on the agency’s website, including an agenda of such meetings. Similar to SB 2188. H. Governmental Affairs Committee 🙂

  • House: Tabled; CS/SB 2188 substituted. See CS/SB 2188.

P CS/HB 7051 OGSR/Social Security Numbers:

Reenacts, with modification, § 119.071(4), F.S., providing a public record exemption for social security numbers of government employees. Also amends § 119.071(5)(a), F.S., providing a general public record exemption for social security numbers. Similar to SB 1838. H. Governmental  Affairs Committee

  • House: Passed unanimously.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 1838; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGILSATURE.

P HB 7093 Exemption/Telecommunications & Broadband Companies:

Creates a public record exemption for proprietary confidential business information obtained from a telecommunications or broadband company by the Department of Management Services (DMS). Defines “proprietary business information” as proprietary or “otherwise confidential information” including plans, billing and payment records, trade secrets, or other information that is intended to be and is treated by the company as confidential and is not otherwise publicly available to the public to the same extent and in the same format as requested by DMS. Stipulates that aggregate information related to maps and location of facilities and broadband services and the speed of such services is not “proprietary confidential business information.” H. Economic Development Community Affairs Policy Council 🙁

  • House: A conforming amendment is adopted; passed the House by a vote of 108/7.
  • Senate: Substituted for CS/CS/SB 2126; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

HB 7115  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 and materials placed in 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. Similar to SB 2652. H. Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Committee 🙁

  • House: Passed by a vote of 87/27; now in S. Messages.

HB 7119 Exemption/Education Records:

Creates a public record exemption for education records as defined by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and expands the public record exemption in § 1006.52, F.S., for the education records of students enrolled in public postsecondary educational institutions to include education records of applicants for admission to such institutions. Similar to SB 2374. H. Education Policy Council

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 2374; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

P HB 7125 Exemption/Military Base Closures:

Creates a public record exemption for those portions of record held by the Florida Council on Military Base and Mission Support 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. Similar to SB 2324. H. Economic Development & Community Affairs Council

  • Senate: Substituted for CS/SB 2324; passed unanimously. PASSED THE LEGISLATURE.

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