2009 Public Records and Open Meetings

HB 47 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 SB 350. Rep. Steve Precourt (R-Winter Garden) WATCH

SB 76 Exemption/Juvenile Records:

In pertinent part, amends § 985.04, F.S., to stipulate that the name, photograph, address, and crime or arrest report of a juvenile who has been adjudicated as an adult or who has committed a felony is not exempt from public disclosure. Under current law, such information is subject to public disclosure if the juvenile has been convicted of more than three misdemeanors or has been charged with a felony. Sen. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens) 🙁

SB 86 Expunction of Criminal Records:

Requires FDLE to notify certain, specified agencies when a minor’s criminal records are expunged. Prohibits sealing of certain criminal records. Sen. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens) WATCH

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. Sen. Charlie Justice (D-St. Petersburg) WATCH

SB 126 Records/Children and Vulnerable Adults:

Amends § 39.202, F.S., to stipulate that records of the Department of Children and Families that relate to the abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child are subject to public disclosure and that personal identifying information in such records is confidential and exempt. Defines “personal identifying information” as information that would identify the child or the child’s siblings, the child’s caregiver unless the caregiver is arrested as a result of the report, and the person who reported the alleged abuse, abandonment, or neglect. 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 DCF records relating to the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult are subject to public disclosure and that personal identifying information in such records is confidential and exempt. Defines “personal identifying information” as information that would identify the adult victim, the adult’s guardian or legal counsel unless guardian or legal counsel is arrested as a result of the report, and the person who reported the alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland)

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)

HB 145 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Creates a public record exemption for information relating to controlled substance prescriptions collected by pharmacists and health care providers and submitted to the Department of Health or stored in the controlled substances database. Similar to SB 612. Rep. Carl Domino (R-Juno Beach) 🙁

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)

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) 🙁

SB 176 Exemption/Blood Test Results – Juveniles:

Creates a public record exemption for blood test results of juveniles referred to or under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Sen. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens)

HB 221 Exemption/Internet Registry – Abandoned Properties:

Creates a public record exemption for information contained in the internet registry maintained under the Vacant or Abandoned Real Property Registration, Maintenance, and Foreclosure Reporting Act. Specifically, HB 221 exempts the name of the property owner, the address of the property, and the mortgage loan number of the property that is the subject of the filing. Similar to SB 1044. Rep. Ari Abraham Porth (D-Coral Springs) 🙁

SB 270 Exemption/Insured Dependents:

Similar to HB 135. Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland)

HB 275 Commercial Use of Law Enforcement Photographs:

Prohibits the commercial use or distribution of law enforcement photographs or video recordings of a deceased person, a part of a deceased person, or any part of a person’s extreme, severe, or acute injuries. Stipulates that such use or distribution is a third degree felony. Similar to SB 638. Rep. Kellli Stargel (R-Lakeland) 🙁

HB 277 Exemption/Crime Scene Photographs:

Creates a public record exemption for investigative or crime scene photographs and video recordings of a deceased person, a part of a deceased person, or any part of a person’s extreme, severe, or acute injuries. Similar to 636. Rep. Kellli Stargel (R-Lakeland) 🙁

SB 350 Economic Development/Entertainment Industry:

Similar to HB 47. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

SB 358 Exemption/Proprietary Confidential Business Information:

Create a public record exemption for proprietary confidential business information held by an agency. Defines “proprietary confidential business information” as information (1) owned or controlled by the proprietor requesting confidentiality; (2) intended to be and is treated as private; (3) not readily ascertainable or publicly available from any other source; (4) the disclosure of which would cause harm to the business interests of the proprietor; and (5) has not been intentionally disclosed. Stipulates that the exemption applies only to business plans, internal auditing controls and reports of internal auditors; reports of external auditors for privately held companies; and trade secrets. Finally, provides that public access to such information will be provided if the proprietor fails to verify certain, specified conditions in writing within a reasonable period of time after requesting confidentiality. Similar to SB 1836. Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland)

HB 395 Confidentiality/Collaborative Process:

In pertinent part, stipulates that all communications between parties participating in a collaborative process are confidential unless all parties to the process otherwise agree in writing. Defines “collaborative process” as a process in which parties to a dispute, represented by collaborative attorneys, attempt to resolve the matter without court intervention. Similar to SB 1416. Rep. John Tobia (R-Melbourne) 🙁

HB 409 Exemption/Identifying Information – Educators:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information and personal health information of employees of public educational institutions, including current or former teachers, administrators, educational support personnel, and school board members. Defines “personal identifying information” as the name, age, home address, telephone number, social security number, photograph, and place of employment of the spouse or child of an employee, and the name and location of a school or day care facility attended by the child of an employee. Similar to SB 1260. Rep. Mia Jones (D-Jacksonville) 🙁

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) 🙁

SB 468 Exemption/Identifying Information – School System Employees:

Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information relating to the health and benefit coverage of school system employees, their spouses, and dependents. Personal identifying information includes the name, address, e-mail address and telephone numbers of such persons. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) 🙁

SB 584 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to an exemption from requirements for public records and meetings. Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Ft. Walton Beach) 🙁

HB 585 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Creates a public record exemption for information collected by the Department of Health in connection with the electronic system for monitoring prescriptions for certain controlled substances. Similar to SB 1354. Rep. Kelly Skidmore (D-Boca Raton) 🙁

SB 594 Taxpayer Transparency Act:

Requires the Office of Policy and Budget to create a searchable budget website allowing the public to search and aggregate information relating to the appropriation and expenditure of state funds by January 1, 2010. Stipulates what information must be included in the searchable website. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres) 🙂

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) 🙁

SB 612 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Similar to HB 145. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres) 🙁

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)

SB 636 Exemption/Crime Scene Photographs:

Similar to HB 277. Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness) 🙁

SB 638 Commercial Use of Law Enforcement Photographs:

Similar to HB 275. Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness) 🙁

SB 648 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 HB 749. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) 🙁

  • S. Children, Families, & Elder Affairs Committee: Reported favorably; now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

HB 699 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 SB 1218. Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) 🙁

HB 727 Exemption/Complaints Against Firefighters:

Creates a public record exemption for disciplinary complaints and investigative records filed against a firefighter. Stipulates that such records will be subject to public disclosure when a final determination whether to issue a notice of disciplinary action is made. Also creates an exemption for all proceedings or meetings or portions thereof, including any informal inquiry, formal investigation, interrogation, or administrative proceeding, at which such complaints and records are presented or discussed. Similar to SB 1314. Rep. Evan Jenne (D-Davie)

SB 748 OGSR/Children’s Services Council:

Reenacts, without 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. S. Committee on Children, Families & Elder Affairs

  • S. Children, Families, & Elder Affairs Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

HB 749 Exemption/Donors – Department of Elderly Affairs:

Similar to SB 648. Rep. Tom Anderson (R-Holiday)

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. S. Committee on Children, Families & Elder Affairs

  • S. Children, Families, & Elder Affairs Committee: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

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. Military Affairs & Domestic Security: Reported favorably. Now in S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee.

HB 795 Exemption/Donors to Public Buildings:

Similar to SB 166. Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Ft. Lauderdale) 🙁

HB 817 Exemption/Cell Phone Numbers:

Creates a public record exemption for cellular telephone numbers of current or former law enforcement officers not otherwise disclosed by the employing law enforcement agency. Also creates an exemption for the telephone records for all telephone numbers of such officers. Similar to SB 1488. Rep. Marti Coley (R-Marianna) 🙁

HB 851 Exemption/Litigation Meetings:

Expands the exemption under § 286.011(8), F.S., for meetings relating to pending litigation to allow an agency’s risk manager and division heads to attend the closed door session and stipulates that disclosure of any part of the discussion that occurs at such sessions by a person who attends the closed session is a violation of the exemption. Similar to SB 1386. Rep. Debbie Mayfield (R-Vero Beach) 🙁

HB 895 Exemption/School Testing Investigations:

Creates a public record exemption for investigations of testing improprieties and all information obtained pursuant to such investigations until the investigation is complete or no longer active. Similar to SB 895. Rep. Ken Roberson (R-Port Charlotte) 🙁

HB 931 Local Government/Financial Reports:

Amends § 218.32, F.S., requiring local governments to submit annual financial reports to the Department of Financial Services (DFS). In pertinent part, the bill requires local governments to provide a link to the DFS website to view such annual financial reports. Similar to SB 1368. Rep. Ron Schultz (R-Homosassa) 🙂

HB 937 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Similar to SB 440. Rep. Marcelo Llorente (R-Miami) 🙁

HB 961 Exemption/Florida Insurance Guaranty Association:

Creates a public record exemption for the following records held by the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association: (1) claims files until termination of all litigation and settlement 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 SB 2158. Rep. John Wood (R-Haines City)

HB 971 Transparency in Government Spending:

Creates the “Track Your Taxes” “the Florida Budget Openness Act” requiring the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to create a website that provides access to each expenditure made by a governmental entity, including: disbursement of funds; bond debt payments; salaries and wages; contractual services; commodities; capital outlay; expenditures on aid programs; and capital improvements. Stipulates that each expenditure list the name of the payee, as well as the date, amount, and purpose of the expenditure. Also requires that the website provide access to information on all revenue received by a government entity, including all: receipts or deposits; taxes; earnings, including amounts collected for merchandise sold, services performed, and licenses and permits issued; revenue for the use of money and property; gifts, donations, and federal grants; other revenue not classified elsewhere; and all non-revenue receipts. Stipulates that all revenues must list the name of the payer, and the date, amount, and purpose of the revenue. In addition, requires access to each governmental entity’s bonded indebtedness information. “Governmental entity” is broadly defined to include all three branches of state government including state agencies and local governments, the Legislature, the courts, school districts, community colleges, and state universities. Finally, requires the website to include data for the 2010-2011 fiscal year for state governmental entities, data for the 2011-2012 fiscal year or calendar years for all other governmental entities, and data for each fiscal or calendar year thereafter for all governmental entities. Similar to SB 1972. Rep. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) 🙂

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. 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)

HB 1017 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Creates a public record exemption for identifying information including the name, address, telephone number, insurance plan number, social security number, or Drug Enforcement Administration number of a patient, health care practitioner, pharmacist, or pharmacy contained in records held by an agency pursuant to the prescription drug validation program. Rep. Kurt Kelly (R-Ocala) 🙁

SB 1044 Exemption/Internet Registry – Abandoned Properties:

Similar to HB 221. Sen. Chris Smith (D-West Palm Beach) 🙁

SB 1046 Exemption/Florida Hurricane Protection Program:

Creates a public record exemption for the following records of the Florida Hurricane Protection Program of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund: (1) underwriting files; (2) claims files until termination of all litigation and settlement of all claims arising out of the same incident; (3) records obtained or generated by an auditor pursuant to a routine audit until the audit is complete; (4) proprietary information licensed to the Florida Hurricane Protection Program under a contract requiring confidentiality of such information; (5) information relating to negotiations for financing, reinsurance, or contractual services until the conclusion of the negotiations; (6) reports provided to the program regarding suspected fraud or other criminal activity until the investigation of such fraud or activity is complete or is no longer active; and (7) records prepared by an attorney employed or retained by the program or prepared at the attorney’s express direction which reflect a mental impression, conclusion, litigation strategy, or legal theory of the attorney. Also creates an exemption for portions of meetings of the State Board of Administration at which such exempt records are discussed, stipulating that the closed portions of meetings must be recorded and transcribed. Finally, creates a public record exemption for the transcript and minutes of exempt meetings. Similar to HB 1159. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) 🙁

HB 1081 Data Destruction:

Requires all agencies, as defined in § 119.011(2), F.S., to purge or physically destroy certain, specified information in a manner set forth in the Guidelines for Media Sanitization: Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Special Publication 800-88. Information to be purged or destroyed includes any information that is secret, private, personal, or confidential in nature; or that contains identifying information including names, personal or business addresses, social security numbers, credit or debit card numbers, bank account numbers, telephone numbers or photographs. Similar to SB 1366. Rep. Janet Long (D-St. Petersburg)

HB 1121 Clerks of Court/Transfer of Services:

Stipulates that services currently provided by clerks of court are to be transferred to state court system. Similar to SB 2108. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Ft. Lauderdale)

HB 1159 Exemption/Florida Hurricane Protection Program:

Similar to SB 1046. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Ft. Lauderdale) 🙁

SB 1162 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to an exemption from requirements for public records and meetings. Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Seminole) 🙁

SB 1204 Shell Bill/Public Records:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to public records. Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon) 🙁

SB 1218 Exemption/Home Addresses – DBPR Investigators:

Similar to HB 699. Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton)

SB 1246 Shell Bill/Public Records:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to public records. Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon) 🙁

SB 1260 Exemption/Identifying Information – Educators:

Similar to HB 409. Sen. Tony Hill (D-Jacksonville) 🙁

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

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

SB 1314 Exemption/Complaints Against Firefighters:

Similar to HB 727. Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

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 homes 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

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. S. Ethics & Elections Committee

SB 1354 Exemption/Controlled Substances:

Similar to HB 585. Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) 🙁

SB 1366 Data Destruction:

Similar to HB 1081. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

SB 1368 Local Government/Financial Reports:

Similar to HB 931. Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Ocala) 🙂

SB 1386 Exemption/Litigation Meetings:

Similar to HB 851. Sen. Nan Rich (D-Sunrise) 🙁

SB 1400 Exemption/Estate Inventories and Accountings:

Similar to HB 631. Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

SB 1416 Confidentiality/Collaborative Process:

Similar to HB 395. Sen. Nan Rich (D-Sunrise) 🙁

SB 1488 Exemption/Cellular Telephone Numbers:

Similar to HB 817. Sen. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) 🙁

SB 1494 Shell Bill:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to public records and open meetings. Sen. Lee Constantine (R-Altamonte Springs) 🙁

SB 1582 Exemption/County Ethics Complaints:

Similar to HB 985. Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne)

SB 1648 Shell Bill:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to public records and open meetings. Sen. Lee Constantine (R-Altamonte Springs) 🙁

SB 1820 Trade Secret Information:

In pertinent part, amends § 624.4213, F.S., to stipulate that an insurance company submitting information incorrectly marked as trade secret can be fined up to $500 for each page of a document so marked. Attorney’s fees and costs may also be assessed. Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

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

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

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. S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

SB 1836 Exemption/Proprietary Confidential Business Information:

Similar to SB 358. S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

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. S. Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee

SB 1884 Shell Bill:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to public records and open meetings. Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) 🙁

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. S. Health Regulation Committee

SB 1902 OGSR/Human & Machine Cognition Institute:

Reenacts, without 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. S. Higher Education Committee ???

SB 1912 Exemption/School Testing Investigations:

Similar to HB 895. Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) 🙁

SB 1946 Shell Bill:

Expresses legislative intent to revise laws relating to public records. Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples) 🙁

SB 1972 Transparency in Government Spending:

Similar to HB 971. Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon) 🙂

SB 2028 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses the legislative intent to create an exemption from public records and public meetings requirements. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) 🙁

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. S. Commerce Committee 🙁

SB 2042 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses the legislative intent to create an exemption from public records and public meetings requirements. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) 🙁

SB 2044 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses the legislative intent to create an exemption from public records and public meetings requirements. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) 🙁

SB 2046 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses the legislative intent to create an exemption from public records and public meetings requirements. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) 🙁

SB 2054 Exemption/Shell Bill:

Expresses the legislative intent to create an exemption from public records and public meetings requirements. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) 🙁

SB 2108 Clerks of Court/Transfer of Services:

Similar to HB 1121. Sen. Ken Pruitt (R-Port St. Lucie)

SB 2126 Exemption/Cable and Video Service Providers:

Creates a public record exemption for all information received by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) from cable and video service provider and all information collected and maintained by OPPAGA relating to the status of competition in the cable and video service industry. Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville) 🙁

SB 2142 Exemption/Foster Parents:

Expands § 409.175, F.S., providing a public record exemption for certain, specified information relating to licensed foster parents held by the Department of Children and Families to apply the exemption to such information held by any agency. Sen. Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando)

SB 2144 Exemption/Stalking Victims:

Creates a public record exemption for the name, address, and telephone number of a person who is the victim of stalking or aggravated stalking contained in voter or voter registration records. Sen. Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) 🙁

SB 2158 Exemption/Florida Insurance Guaranty Association:

Similar to HB 961. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

SB 2162 Exemption/Seaport Authorities:

Creates an exemption for those portions of meetings of seaport authority boards at which active criminal investigative or intelligence information is discussed or a security briefing is received. Stipulates that the chair must announce the necessity to close the meeting and provides the specific reasons for closure in a written document and that the entire meeting be recorded. Also limits attendance at the closed meeting to members of the board, supporting staff and other persons authorized by the chair. Finally, creates a public record exemption for all records associated with the closed meeting until the investigation is complete or no longer active. Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon)

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