Period Ending April 30

During session, we will report any activity on these bills, as well as any new legislation that may be filed, on a weekly basis. Bills are listed in numerical order. When the text of the bill and its companion are identical, only the first bill listed is analyzed. We suggest you keep this pre-session report, as the weekly reports will not contain a complete description of all the bills.

Open Government Sunset Review (OGSR): Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act of 1995, all exemptions to the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law must be reviewed and reenacted by the Legislature five years after the date of enactment, or the exemption will automatically “sunset”. The 2010 Legislature will be reviewing all exemptions created in 2005. Those bills will be included in our legislative reports and are designated “OGSR”.

For Period Ending April 30

What follows is a list of all the bills we tracked during the 2010 Legislative Session and the final action on each bill. You will find a description of each bill that passed the 2010 Legislature by clicking the link after “See”

Final Action/Open Government Bills 2010 Legislative Session

CS/HB 59 and SB 150, Background Checks – Athletic Coaches
Rep. Joseph A. Gibbons (D-Hallandale Beach); Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • CS/HB 59 was tabled; SB 150 passed the Legislature. See SB 150.

HB 93, CS/HB 121 and SB 1178 Cost/Benefit Analysis
Rep. Steve Cristafuli (R-Merritt Island); Rep. Ralph Poppell (R-Sebastian); Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne)

  • HB 93 died in committee; CS/HB 121 was tabled; CS/SB 1178 passed the Legislature. See CS/SB 1178.

SB 138 and CS/HB 405, Exemption/Litigation Meetings
Sen. Nan Rich (D-Sunrise); Rep. Martin Kiar (D-Parkland)

  • Both bills died in committee.

CS/SB 142 and HB 659, Meetings – Water Management Districts
Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis);Rep. Charles Van Zant (R-Palatka)

  • Both bills died in committee

SB 154 and HB 359, Workplace Safety
Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R-Daytona Beach); Rep. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville)

  • Both bills died in committee.

HJR 241 and SJR 440, Constitutional Amendment – Legislative Process
Rep. Keith Fitzgerald (D-Sarasota); Sen. Dan Gelber (R-Miami Beach)

  • Both bills died in committee.

HB 279 and SB 586, Data Destruction
Rep. Jim Frishe (R-Belleair Bluffs); Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Both bills died in committee.

CS/SB 310, Exemption/Trade Secrets
Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 312 and CS/HB 485, Exemption/Home Addresses – Public Defenders
Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Seminole); Rep. Brad Drake (R-DeFuniak Springs)

  • CS/SB 312 passed the Legislature; CS/HB 485 was tabled.See CS/SB 312.

SB 376, HB 1381 and HB 1511, Public Notice
Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness); Rep. Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne)

  • SB 376 and HB 1511 died in committee; HB 1381 was withdrawn from consideration.

CS/HB 393 and CS/SB 688, Exemption/Public Transit Providers
Rep. Esteban Bovo (R-Hialeah); Sen. Dan Gelber (D-Miami Beach)

  • CS/HB 393 passed the Legislature; CS/SB 688 was tabled. See CS/HB 393.

HB 529 and CS/SB 656, Home Addresses – Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
Rep. Ken Roberson (R-Port Charlotte); Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Both bills died in committee.

HB 539 and CS/SB 972, Exemption/Dental Workforce Surveys
Rep. Ken Roberson (R-Port Charlotte); Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples)

  • HB 539 died in committee; CS/SB 972 passed the Senate and died in House Messages.

CS/HB 541 and SB 1214, Sealing & Expunging Criminal History Records
Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Ft. Lauderdale); Sen. Chris Smith (D-Oakland Park)

  • Both bills died in committee.

CS/HB 551 and CS/SB 1054, Exemption/County Conduct Complaints
Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orland); Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne)

  • CS/HB 551 passed the Legislature; CS/SB 1054 was tabled. See CS/HB 551.

SB 618 and HB 7093, OGSR/Domestic Security Oversight Council
H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee; S. Military Affairs & Domestic Security Committee

  • SB 618 was tabled; HB 7093 passed the Legislature. See HB 7093.

HB 647 and SB 1506, Commercial Use/Crime Scene Photos & Videos
Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland); Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville)

  • Both bills died in committee.

HB 649 and SB 1496, Exemption/Crime Scene Photos & Videos
Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland); Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville)

  • Both bills died in committee.

SB 686, Shell Bill/Public Records and Meetings
Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Seminole)

  • Died in committee.

SB 692, Shell Bill/Public Records
Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon)

  • Died in committee.

SB 726, Shell Bill/Public Records
Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Brandon)

  • Died in committee.

HB 733 and SB 1942, Public Participation – Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Rep. Franklin Sands (D-Plantation); Sen. Chris Smith (D-Oakland Park)

  • Both bills died in committee.

HB 745 and CS/CS/SB 1142, Exemption/Meetings – Invitations to Bid
Rep. Lake Ray (R-Jacksonville); Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Both bills died in committee.

SB 746, Shell Bill/Public Records and Meetings
Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Destin)

  • Died in committee.

CS/HB 867 and SB 1838, Exemption/DFS – Title Insurance, Insurers, & Agents
Rep. Kevin Ambler (R-Tampa); Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis)

  • Both bills died in committee.

SB 882 and HB 7123, OGSR/Addresses – Domestic Violence Victims
H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee; S. Children, Families & Elder Affairs Committee

  • SB 882 was tabled; HB 7123 passed the Legislature. See HB 7123.

SB 884 and HB 7165, OGSR/Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
S. Children, Families & Elder Affairs Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • SB 884 was tabled; CS/HB 7165 passed the Legislature. See CS/HB 7165.

CS/SB 886 and HB 7091, OGSR/Insurance Claim Data
S. Children, Families & Elder Affairs Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 886 was tabled; HB 7091 passed the Legislature. See HB 7091.

CS/SB 888 and HB 7111, OGSR/Information Held by Guardians ad Litem
S. Children, Families & Elder Affairs Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 888 was tabled; HB 7111 passed the Legislature. See HB 7111.

CS/SB 920 and HB 7113, OGSR/Child Abuse Death Review Committee
S. Health Regulation Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 920 was tabled; HB 7113 passed the Legislature. See HB 7113.

CS/HB 1059 and CS/SB 2230, Exemption/DFS – Examination Techniques & Procedures
Rep. Carl Domino (R-Juno Beach); Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples)

  • CS/HB 1059 passed the Legislature; CS/SB 2230 was tabled. See CS/HB 1059.

HB 1099 and SB 2122, Exemption/Home Addresses – Foster Parents
Rep. Jim Waldman (D-Coconut Creek); Sen. Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando)

  • Both bills died in committee.

CS/SB 1198 and HB 7115, OGSR/Identification of a Minor
S. Judiciary Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 1198 was tabled; HB 7115 passed the Legislature. See HB 7115.

CS/SB 1200 and HB 7087, OGSR/Home Addresses – Guardians ad Litem
S. Judiciary Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 1200 was tabled; HB 7087 passed the Legislature. See HB 7087.

HB 1211 and CS/CS/SB 1598, Sunshine in Government Act
Rep. Clay Ford (R-Pensacola); Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland)

  • Both bills died in committee.

SB 1252, Shell/Governmental Effectiveness & Efficiency
Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • Died in committee.

SB 1268, Shell/Governmental Effectiveness & Efficiency
Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 1282, Exemption/Names – Spouses & Children
Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • CS/SB 1282 passed the Senate and died in House Messages.

CS/HB 1291 and SB 1446, Domestic Violence Review Teams
Rep. Marti Coley (R-Mariana); Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice)

  • CS/HB 1291 passed the Legislature; SB 1446 was tabled. See CS/HB 1291.

CS/SB 1296, Exemption/Fraud Strike Force
Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • CS/SB 1296 passed the Senate and died in House Messages.

HB 1313 and CS/SB 1340, Exemption/Publicly-Owned Performing Arts Centers
Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Ft. Lauderdale); Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • HB 1313 died in committee; CS/SB 1340 passed the Senate and died in House Messages.

SB 1362, Exemption/Juvenile Blood Test Results
Sen. Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens)

  • Died in committee.

HB 1423 and SB 2494, Exemption/Ethics Commission
Rep. Bill Heller (D-St. Petersburg); Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey)

  • Both bills died in committee.

CS/HB 1433 and SB 2628, Exemption/Incapacity Petitions
Rep. Elaine Schwartz (D-Hollywood); Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

  • Both bills died in committee.

CS/HB 1435 and SB 2624, Exemption/Incapacity Records
Rep. Elaine Schwartz (D-Hollywood); Sen. Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)

  • Both bills died in committee.

SB 1452 Public Record Mediation Program
Sen. Dan Gelber (D-Miami Beach)

  • Died in committee.

HB 1497 and SB 2544, Expungement/Non-Judicial Arrest Record
Rep. Janet Cruz (R-Tampa); Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa)

  • HB 1497 died in committee; SB 2544 passed the Senate and died in House Messages.

HB 1513 and SB 1994, Clerks of Court
Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Ft. Lauderdale); Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview)

  • Both bills died in committee.

SB 1576 and HB 7017, Exemption/Credit Histories & Credit Scores
Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey); H. Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Committee

  • SB 1576 was tabled; HB 7017 passed the Legislature. See HB 7017.

HB 1617, DOH/Legislative Budget Requests
Rep. Nick Thompson (R-Fort Myers)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 1658 and HB 7119, OGSR/Hurricane Loss Model
S. Banking & Insurance Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 1658 was tabled; HB 7119 passed the Legislature. See HB 7119.

CS/SB 1660 and HB 7117, OGSR/Meetings – Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services Board
S. Banking & Insurance Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 1660 was tabled; HB 7117 passed the Legislature. See HB 7117.

CS/SB 1662 and HB 7089, OGSR/ Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association
S. Banking & Insurance Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 1662 was tabled; HB 7089 passed the Legislature. See HB 7089.

SB 1664 and HB 7121, OGSR/Hurricane Loss – Associate Exposure Data
S. Banking & Insurance Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • SB 1664 was tabled; HB 7121 passed the Legislature. See HB 7121.

CS/SB 1676 and HB 7167, OGSR/Commission for Independent Education
S. Higher Education Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 1676 was tabled; HB 7167 passed the Legislature. See HB 7167.

SB 1678 and HB 7197, OGSR/Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
S. Higher Education Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • SB 1678 passed the Legislature; HB 7197 was tabled. See HB 7197.

CS/SB 2070 Exemption/OFR – Consumer Investigations
Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples)

  • Passed the Senate and died in House Messages.

CS/SB 2072 Exemption/OFR – Debtor Investigations
Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples)

  • Died on the Senate Calendar.

SB 2096 Shell/Public Record Exemptions
Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples)

  • Died in committee.

CS/CS/SB 2144 and HB 7193, OGSR/ Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program
S. Education PreK – 12 Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/CS/SB 2144 was tabled; HB 7193 passed the Legislature. See HB 7193.

SB 2158 Shell/Public Records and Public Meetings
Sen. Joe Negron (R-Palm City)

  • Died in committee.

CS/SB 2170 and HB 7085, OGSR/ Commission on Ethics and Public Trust
S. Ethics & Elections Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/SB 2170 was tabled; HB 7085 passed the Legislature. See HB 7085.

CS/CS/SB 2188 and HB 7079, OGSR/Voter Registration Records
S. Ethics & Elections Committee; H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • CS/CS/SB 2188 was tabled; HB 7079 passed the Legislature. See HB 7079.

SB 2704, Right to Vote by Secret Ballot
Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples)

  • Died in committee.

SB 2732, Exemption/Florida Vocational College
Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness)

  • Withdrawn from consideration.

SB 2740, Exemption/Instructional Assessments
Sen. John Thrasher (R-Jacksonville)

  • Died in committee.

HB 7211, Exemption/Office of Regulatory Staff
H. Energy & Utilities Policy Committee

  • Died on House Calendar.

HB 7239, Exemption/DOH – Statements of Reference
H. Health Care Appropriations Committee

  • Died on House Calendar.

OPEN GOVERNMENT BILLS PASSED IN 2010 SESSION

SB 150, Background Checks – Athletic Coaches

Requires background checks of current and prospective youth athletic coaches through state and federal sex offender registries. Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

CS/SB 312, Exemption/Home Addresses – Public Defenders

Creates a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of public defenders or former public defenders, and criminal conflict and civil regional counsel. Also exempts the home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such persons, and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by their children. Sen. Dennis Jones (R-Seminole) 🙁

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

CS/HB 393, Exemption/Public Transit

Providers Creates a public record exemption for personal identifying information held by a public transit provider for the purpose of prepaying fares. Rep. Esteban Bovo (R-Hialeah)

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

CS/HB 551, Exemption/County Conduct Complaints

Expands the public record exemption in § 112.324, F.S., for complaints and records relating to complaints or preliminary investigations held by the Ethics Commission to also include such records held by counties and cities that have established a local investigatory process to enforce more stringent standards of conduct and disclosure than those required by § 112.326. Stipulates that the exemption applies until the complaint is dismissed as legally insufficient, the alleged violator requests in writing that the records be disclosed, or until a probable cause determination is made. Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando)

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

CS/HB 1059, Exemption/DFS – Examination Techniques & Procedures

Creates a public record exemption for information that would reveal examination techniques or procedures used by the Office of Financial Regulation. Defines “examination techniques and procedures” as “the methods, processes, and guidelines used to evaluate regulatory compliance and to collect and analyze data, records, and testimony for the purpose of documenting” violations of law or OFR rules. Rep. Carl Domino (R-Juno Beach)

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

SB 1178 Cost/Benefit Analysis

In pertinent part, allows the Senate President or the House Speaker to request special impact sessions of consensus estimating conferences to evaluate the costs and benefits of proposed legislation. Stipulates that all information used to develop the analyses will be subject to public disclosure unless otherwise exempt. Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Melbourne) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION

  • Passed the Senate 33/1 (Sen. Gelber voting no); passed the House unanimously.

CS/HB 1291, Domestic Violence Review Teams

In pertinent part, stipulates that information and records required by a domestic violence review team are not subject to discovery or introduction into evidence in criminal or administrative proceedings. Rep. Marti Coley (R-Mariana) DOES NOT CREATE AN EXEMPTION

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

SB 1678, OGSR/Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Reenacts, without modification, § 1104.43(8)(b)12., F.S., providing public record exemptions for certain, specified information of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. S. Higher Education Committee

  • Passed the Senate 33/1 (Sen. Dockery voting no); passed the House unanimously.

HB 7017, Exemption/Credit Histories & Credit Scores

Creates a public record exemption for credit history information and credit scores related to licensing of mortgage brokers held by the Office of Financial Regulation. Rep. Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne)

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7079, OGSR/Voter Registration Records

Reenacts and amends § 97.0585, F.S., providing a public record exemption for certain, specified information concerning voters and voter registration held by an agency. As amended, § 97.0585 is expanded to exempt declinations to register to vote; information relating to where a person registered to vote or updated a voter registration; and the social security number, driver’s license number, and Florida identification number of a voter registration applicant or voter held by an agency. Also creates an exemption for the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of persons who reasonably believe they are the victims of a stalker which are held by the Attorney General pursuant to §741.465, the Address Confidentiality Program for Victims of Domestic Violence. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee 🙁

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7085, OGSR/ Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

Reenacts with minor modification § 112.324, F.S., providing a public record exemption for complaints and records relating to such complaints or to any preliminary investigation held by the Commission on Ethics, or by a Commission on Ethics and Public Trust established by any county or municipality. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7087, OGSR/Home Addresses – Guardians ad Litem

Reenacts and expands § 119.071(4)(d)1.h., F.S., providing a public record exemption for the home addresses, telephone numbers, places of employment, and photographs of current or former guardians ad litem, and the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of their spouses and children under certain, specified conditions. As amended, creates a public record exemption for the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attend by their children. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7089, OGSR/ Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association

Reenacts, without modification, § 440.3851, providing various public record exemptions for records held by the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association and a meetings exemption for those meetings or portions thereof where exempt records are discussed. Requires that closed meetings be recorded and transcribed and stipulates that such transcripts are subject to disclosure upon settlement of all claims. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7091, OGSR/Insurance Claim Data

Reenacts, with minor modification, § 409.25659, F.S., providing a public record exemption for information obtained by the Department of Revenue under the insurance claim data exchange system in which an insurer voluntarily provides the names and other identifying information of non-custodial parents who have a claim against the insurer and who owe past-due child support until such time as DOR determines whether a match exists, stipulating that if a match doesn’t exist, such information is to be destroyed pursuant to law. As amended, requires review and reenactment of the exemption in 2012. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7093, OGSR/Domestic Security Oversight Council

Reenacts, without modification, § 943.0314, F.S., providing an exemption for those portions of meetings of the Domestic Security Oversight Council at which the Council hears or discusses active criminal investigative or intelligence information. Also exempts all records related to such meetings. Stipulates that such records are subject to disclosure once the investigation ceases to be active. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7111, OGSR/Information Held by Guardians ad Litem

Reenacts, with some modification, § 39.0132(4), F.S., providing a public record exemption for all information relating to the best interests of a child, “as determined by a guardian ad litem” and which is held by the guardian ad litem. As amended, provides a public record exemption for certain, specified information held by a guardian ad litem. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7113, OGSR/Child Abuse Death Review Committee

Reenacts, with some modification, § 383.412(1), F.S., providing a public record exemption for identifying information of family members or others living in the home of a deceased child who is the subject of review by the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee or local committee, and an exemption for those portions of committee meetings at which such exempt information is discussed. As amended, requires recordings of closed meetings and creates a public record exemption for the recordings. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7115, OGSR/Identification of a Minor

Reenacts, with minor modification, § 390.01116, F.S., providing a public record exemption for information that would identify a minor petitioning a circuit court for a judicial waiver under the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7117, OGSR/Meetings – Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services Board

Reenacts, with some modification, § 497.172, F.S., providing exemptions for records and meetings of the Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services Board. As amended, requires that all closed meetings or portions thereof be recorded and creates a public record exemption for the recording. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7119, OGSR/Hurricane Loss Model

Reenacts and amends § 627.0628, F.S., providing exemptions for trade secrets used in designing and constructing a hurricane loss model and those portions of meetings at which such trade secrets are discussed. As amended, requires that a record be made of closed portions of meetings and creates a public record exemption for the recording. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7121, OGSR/Hurricane Loss – Associate Exposure Data

Reenacts, with some modification, § 627.06292, F.S, providing a public record exemption for reports of hurricane loss data and associated exposure data that are specific to a particular insurance company. As amended, requires Florida International University, which develops, maintains, and updates the public model for hurricane loss projections, to publish a report summarizing loss data and associated exposure data collected from residential property insurers. Stipulates that such reports can’t include information that identifies a specific insurer or policyholder. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7123, OGSR/Addresses – Domestic Violence Victims

Reenacts, without modification, § 741.465, F.S., providing a public record exemption for the addresses and telephone numbers of domestic violence victims who participate in the Address Confidentiality Program held by the Attorney General. Also exempts the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of such persons when held by the Division of Elections or a county supervisor of elections. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7165, OGSR/Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

Reenacts without modification § 741.3165, F.S., providing exemptions for information in records created by a review team that would identify a victim of domestic violence or the identity of the victim’s children, and those portions of meetings of any domestic violence fatality review team during which confidential or exempt information is discussed, including the identity of the victim or the victim’s children. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed the House 108/5; passed the Senate unanimously.

HB 7167, OGSR/Commission for Independent Education

Reenacts and modifies § 1005.38, F.S., providing a public records exemption for investigatory records and the minutes and findings of exempt probable cause panel meetings held by the Commission for Independent Education, stipulating that such records are subject to public disclosure 10 days after a determination regarding probable cause is made. Also exempts portions of probable cause panel meetings at which such exempt records are discussed. As amended, requires that a recording be made of all closed meetings and stipulates that the recording of the meeting, as well as the minutes and findings, are subject to disclosure 10 days after a probable cause determination is made. H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed both chambers unanimously.

HB 7193, OGSR/ Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

Reenacts with minor modification § 1002.72, F.S, providing a public record exemption for the records of children enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program. Such records specifically include “assessment data, health data, records of teacher observations, and personal identifying information of an enrolled child and his or her parent.” H. Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

  • Passed the House unanimously; passed the Senate 33/1 (Sen. Dockery voting no).

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