2013 Legislative Report for Period Ending March 8

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W Withdrawn from further consideration

For Period Ending March 8

ANIMAL CONTROL/HUMANE SOCIETIES

HB 997 Animal Shelter Records: Requires public or private animal shelters, humane organizations, or animal control agencies to create and maintain records regarding the intake and disposition of animals they take in. Stipulates that such records are subject to disclosure and authorizes a fee of up to $1 per one-sided copy. Amends 823.15(1). Companion to SB 674. Rep. W. Travis Cummings (R-Orange Park) ???

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

SB 1276 Exemption/University DSOs: Stipulates that board meetings of a university direct support organization (DSO) at which the expenditures of state funds is discussed must be open and noticed to the public. Creates an exemption for meetings or portions of meetings at which the DSO board discusses records that are exempt from public disclosure. Amends s. 1004.28(5), F.S. Companion to HB 359. Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) ???

COURT RECORDS

SB 556 Clerks of Court/Records: In pertinent part, requires clerks of court to provide access to court records without charge to certain, specified persons involved in the judicial process, including guardians ad litem. Amends s. 119.0714(2)(f), F.S., to stipulate that requests for redaction of exempt home addresses, etc., contained in court records must identify the document type, name, identification number, and page number of the court record that contains the exempt information. Companion to HB 643. Amends ss. 28.345 and 119.0714, F.S. Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate)

  • S. Judiciary Committee: Two amendments are adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 556 allows a clerk of court to provide requested records in electronic formats if the requester is capable of accessing the records electronically, and clarifies that the fee waiver applies only to state agencies and the party represented by the agency. Now in S. Governmental Oversight and Accountability.

HB 1183 Exemption/Forensic Behavioral Health Evaluations: Creates a public record exemption for forensic behavioral health evaluations of mentally deficient or mentally ill defendants filed with the court. Stipulates that an evaluation may be released if it becomes part of a clinical record. Creates s. 916.1065, F.S. Companion to 824. Rep. Joe Gibbons (D-Pembroke Park)

HB 1185 Exemption/Participants in Drug Court Treatment Programs: Creates a public record exemption for records of a participant’s activity in a treatment-based drug court program, including the initial screening, substance abuse screenings, behavioral health evaluations, and status reports. Creates s. 397.334, F.S. Companion to SB 1014. Rep. Joe Gibbons (D-Pembroke Park)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

SB 1680 Exemption/Child Abuse Death Review Committees: Currently, s. 383.412, F.S., provides an exemption for portions of meetings of child abuse death review committees at which exempt information is discussed, requiring that those closed portions of meetings be recorded. SB 1680 deletes the recording requirement. Amends s. 383.412, F.S. Companion to HB 725. Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) 🙁

SB 1734 Exemption/ Criminal History – Human Trafficking Victims: SB 1644 provides for the court-ordered expungement of victim of human trafficking victim’s criminal history. SB 1734 creates a public record exemption preventing disclosure of any record of a human trafficking victim’s criminal history that has been expunged under a court order. Creates s. 943.0583(9). Companion to HB 1327. Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami)

DONORS

HB 1311 Exemption/ Donors – Direct Support-Organization: HB 1309 authorizes the Department of Management Service’s Office of Supplier Diversity to transfer certain operations to a direct-support organization. HB 1311 creates a public record exemption for identifying information of donors or prospective donors to the direct-support organization if the donation is made anonymously. Creates s. 287.09451(7)(4), F.S. Rep. Ben Albritton (R-Bartow)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

SB 572 Reporting Requirements – Economic Development Programs: Requires the Department of Economic Opportunity to create and maintain a website for the purpose of publishing certain, specified information concerning state investment in economic development programs. Requires the Office of Economic and Demographic Research to establish a methodology for calculations of the state’s return on investment in such programs, and to publish such information. Creates s. 288.076, F.S. Companion to HB 563. Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood) 🙂

  • S. Commerce and Tourism Committee: A strike-all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 572 requires the Department of Economic Opportunity to maintain a website for the purpose of publishing certain, specified information in a format accessible to the public which allows users to search for and sort specific data and to easily view and retrieve all data at once. Specifically, CS/SB 572 requires DEO to publish the following information on all economic development programs within 48 hours of the information becoming subject to public disclosure: (1) projected economic benefits; (2) project information; (3) participant business information; (4) project evaluation criteria; (5) project performance goals; and (6) total state investment to date. In addition, DEO must publish incentive program contracts and agreements and DEO reports relating to a business’s failure to complete a tax refund agreement. Requires the Office of Economic and Demographic Research to calculate the economic benefits of each economic development project. Now in S. Appropriations Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Subcommittee.

ETHICS AND ELECTIONS

SB 2 Ethics – Public Records Training/Complaint Disclosure: In pertinent part, requires mandatory training in open records and open meeting law for “constitutional officers” including the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Chief Financial Officer, the Commissioner of Agriculture, state attorneys, public defenders, sheriffs, tax collectors, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, clerks of the circuit court, county commissioners, district school board members, and superintendents of schools. Also, amends s. 112.324, F.S., preventing the disclosure of an ethics complaint or referral within 30 days of an election unless the complaint or referral is based on personal information or information other than hearsay. Currently, the law prohibits disclosure of such information within 5 days of an election. Creates s. 112.3142, F. S., and amends s. 112.324. S. Ethics and Elections 🙂

  • Senate: Six technical amendments adopted; passed unanimously as amended. Now in H. Messages.

SB 4 Exemption/Ethics – Written Referrals: Creates a public record exemption for written referrals and related records held by the Ethics Commission, the Governor, FDLE, or state attorneys. Also exempts records relating to preliminary investigations of such referrals held by the Commission. Creates an exemption for Commission proceedings at which referrals are discussed or acted upon. Stipulates that the exemptions apply until the complaint is dismissed as legally insufficient, the subject of the referral requests that the records be made public, the Commission determines it will not investigate the referral, or when probable cause is determined. Amends s. 112.324(2), F.S. S. Ethics and Election

  • Senate: Passed unanimously. Now in H. Messages.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

SB 1152 Exemption/Bidder Financial Statements: Currently, s. 119.071(1)(c), F.S., provides an exemption for financial statements required of a prospective bidder in order to prequalify for bidding, or for responding to a proposal for road and other public works projects. SB 1152 amends and expands the exemption to create a public record exemption for all required financial statements submitted when responding to an invitation to bid, submitting a letter of interest, or responding to a request for proposals or an invitation to negotiate pursuant to a public procurement. SB 1152 also provides a public record exemption for “any financial information” that a company sends to an agency, with the exception of publicly-traded companies and non-profit companies. Amends s. 119.071(1)(c), F.S. Companion to HB 403. Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Miami) 🙁

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

SB 1150 Transparency/State Contracting: In pertinent part, amends. S. 215.985, F.S., the Transparency Florida Act, requiring the Chief Financial Officer to maintain a state contract tracking system website relating to contracts procured by state agencies. Within 30 days after executing a contract, each state agency must post the following information and documentation on the CFO’s website: the names of the contracting entities; the procurement method; the beginning and ending dates of the contract; the nature or type of commodities or services purchased; contract unit prices and deliverables; total compensation to be paid or received under the contract; all payments made to the contractor to date; applicable contract performance measures; if a no-bid contract, the justification for such action, including a citation to the statutory exemption from competitive solicitation; electronic copies of the contract and procurement documents, appropriately redacted; and any other information required by the CFO. Requires agencies to post modifications or amendments to existing contracts within 30 days, and provides procedures for redacting exempt information. Companion to HB 1261. Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Ft. Myers) 🙂

HB 1261 Transparency/State Contracting: Companion to SB 1150. Rep. Jose Diaz (R-Miami) 🙂

SB 1764 Transparency in Government Spending: Makes significant amendments to s. 215.985, F.S, the Transparency Florida Act, first enacted in 2009, providing for greater fiscal transparency in two phases.
Phase One requires the Executive Office of Governor (EOG), the Department of Management Services (DMS), and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to create and maintain various transparency websites, which are described below. Phase Two requires the User Experience Task Force to develop and recommend a design for consolidating existing state-managed financial transparency websites, including, if necessary, a complete redesign of data submission and inclusion. SB 1764 requires the Task Force to submit a work plan by October 1, 2013 which includes a review of: all relevant websites; options for reducing the number of sites; and options for linking expenditure data with related invoices and contracts. The Task Force’s final recommendation is due March 1, 2014, and the recommended design must allow for an “intuitive and cohesive” user experience allowing users to move easily between varied types of related data. S. Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee 🙂

Under SB 1764, Phase One websites include:

Executive Office of Governor must create and maintain:
(1) a single website providing access to all other transparency websites required under the Act, stipulating that the EOG website must be user-friendly and compatible with all major web browsers.
(2) a state budget website, providing

  • searchable online access to disbursement data for each appropriation;
  • appropriation adjustments;
  • the status of spending authority for each appropriation;
  • position and rate information for approved positions;
  • allotments for planned agency expenditures;
  • trust fund balance reports; general revenue fund balance reports;
  • fixed capital outlay project data;
  • a 10-year history of agency appropriations;
  • links to state audits or reports related to the expenditure or dispersal of state funds; and
  • links to approved programs or activity descriptions.

(3) a fiscal planning website, including, at a minimum,

  • the long-range financial outlook adopted by the Legislative Budget Commission;
  • instructions to agencies relating to legislative budget requests;
  • agency budget requests;
  • capital improvement plans;
  • long-range program plans; and
  • the Governor’s budget recommendation.

The fiscal planning website must be searchable by fiscal year, agency, appropriation category, and keywords.

Department of Management Services is required to create and maintain a website providing current information relating to all state employees, including state universities. For each employee, DMS must report, at a minimum, the

  • name and salary or hourly rate of pay;
  • position number, class code, and class title; and
  • employing agency and budget entity.

Such information must be searchable by state agency or university, and by employee name, salary range, or class code, and must be downloadable in a format allowing offline analysis.

Starting November 1, 2013, and each year following, DMS must recommend whether the employee website should be expanded to include the Florida College System, school districts, charter schools, and local governments.

The Chief Financial Officer is required to maintain a state contract tracking system website relating to contracts procured by state agencies. Within 30 days after executing a contract, each state agency must post the following information and documentation on the CFO’s website:

  • the names of the contracting entities;
  • the procurement method;
  • the beginning and ending dates of the contract;
  • the nature or type of commodities or services purchased;
  • contract unit prices and deliverables;
  • total compensation to be paid or received under the contract;
  • all payments made to the contractor to date;
  • applicable contract performance measures;
  • if a no-bid contract, the justification for such action, including a citation to the statutory exemption from competitive solicitation; and
  • electronic copies of the contract and procurement documents, appropriately redacted.

Requires agencies to post modifications or amendments to existing contracts within 30 days, and provides procedures for redacting exempt information.

INVESTIGATIONS

HB 1075 Exemption/Complaint of Employee Misconduct: Creates a public record exemption for a complaint of misconduct filed against a public employee, as well as all information obtained while investigating that complaint. Stipulates that the exemption expires once the investigation ceases to be active or until the agency provides the employee with written notice that it has concluded the investigation. Creates s. 119.071(2)(k). Companion to SB 1318. Rep. Ricardo Rangel (D-Kissimmee)

SB 1318 Exemption/Complaint of Employee Misconduct: Companion to HB 1075. Sen. Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee)

HB 1297 Exemption/False Claims Act Investigations: HB 935 creates s. 68.0731, F.S., which grants the Department of Financial Services subpoena power before the department institutes civil proceedings for a violation of s. 68.082, F.S, Florida’s False Claims Act. HB 1297 creates a public record exemption for complaints and information held by the department during the course of an investigation of possible violations of the False Claims Act, stipulating that the exemption expires once the investigation is complete or ceases to be active. Companion to SB 1496. Creates s. 68.083(8), F.S. Rep. Dana Young (R-Tampa)

SB 1496 Exemption/False Claims Act Investigations: Companion to HB 1297. Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine)

MEDICAL INFORMATION

SB 1214 Exemption/Medical Use of Marijuana: SB 1250 legalizes the medical use of marijuana. SB 1214 creates a public record exemption for any application, form, record, interview, report, statement, memorandum, physician’s statement, or drug test results held by the Department of Health, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Department of Revenue. Creates s. 499.815, F.S. Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) ???

SB 1486 Exemption/Mental Health Records – Firearms: SB 1484 requires certain health care providers to report mental health information to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and prohibits the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from issuing a concealed weapon permit to persons incapable of exercising proper judgment regarding the use of firearms. SB 1486 creates a public record exemption for (1) a patient’s personal identifying information and protected health information contained in reports filed by a health care provider; (2) a health care provider’s personal identifying information and license number; (3) records created by FDLE for inclusion in the firearm-prohibited persons database; and (4) information contained in certifications of removal from the database. Allows disclosure to specified persons and departments, and stipulates that a violation is a third degree felony. Creates s. 790.0652, F.S. Senator Christopher L. Smith (D-Oakland Park) ???

PERSONAL INFORMATION

HB 1115 Exemption/Dental Workforce Surveys: Creates a public record exemption for all personal identifying information contained in dental workforce surveys completed by dentists and dental hygienists held by the Department of Health. Companion to SB 1066. Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee)

HB 1333 Exemption/Driver Toll Information: Section 388.155(6), F.S. currently provides a public record exemption for personal identifying information provided to the Department of Transportation, a county, or an expressway authority in connection with using a credit card, charge card, or check for prepayment of tolls. HB 1333 amends and slightly expands the exemption to cover all driver personal identifying information of drivers who use toll facilities regardless of the form of payment or prepayment. Amends s. 388.155(6), F.S. Companion to SB 1424. Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-Saint Cloud)

SB 1424 Exemption/Driver Toll Information: Section 388.155(6), F.S. currently provides a public record exemption for personal identifying information provided to the Department of Transportation, a county, or an expressway authority in connection with using a credit card, charge card, or check for prepayment of tolls. SB 1424 amends and slightly expands the exemption to cover all driver personal identifying information of drivers who use toll facilities regardless of the form of payment or prepayment. Amends s. 388.155(6), F.S. Companion to HB 1333. Sen. Greg Evers (R-Crestview)

PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

HB 649 Exemption/Electric Utility – Proprietary Business Information: Creates a public record exemption for proprietary confidential information provided by a private or out-of-state entity to a public electric utility in connection with the utility’s due diligence review of an electric project or a project to improve the delivery, cost, or diversification of fuel or renewable energy resources. Stipulates that such information must be returned to the person or entity providing the information after the due diligence review has been completed and the utility has decided whether to participate in the project. Creates s. 119.0713(4), F.S. Companion to SB 714. Rep. W. Travis Cummings (R-Orange Park)

  • H. Energy & Utilities Subcommittee: A proposed committee substitute is adopted; reported favorably (12/1) as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/HB 649 creates a public record exemption for proprietary confidential business information provided by a private or out-of-state entity to a public electric utility in connection with the utility’s due diligence review of an electric project or a project to improve the delivery, cost, or diversification of fuel or renewable energy resources. CS/HB 649 defines “proprietary confidential business information” as information provided to an electric utility by an entity which is as private in that disclosure of the information would cause harm to the entity’s business operations and which has not otherwise been disclosed, and includes (1) trade secrets; (2) internal audit controls and reports of internal auditors; (3) security measures, systems, or proceedings; (4) information concerning bids and other contractual data; and (5) information relating to competitive interests. Now in H. Government Operations Subcommittee.

SB 714 Exemption/Electric Utility – Proprietary Business Information: Creates a public record exemption for proprietary confidential information provided by a private or out-of-state entity to a public electric utility in connection with the utility’s due diligence review of an electric project or a project to improve the delivery, cost, or diversification of fuel or renewable energy resources. Stipulates that such information must be returned to the person or entity providing the information after the due diligence review has been completed and the utility has decided whether to participate in the project. Creates s. 119.0713(4), F.S. Companion to HB 649. Sen. David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs)

  • S. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities: Two amendments, one a strike-all and the other technical, are adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 714 creates a public record exemption for proprietary confidential business information provided by a private or out-of-state entity to a public electric utility in connection with the utility’s due diligence review of an electric project or a project to improve the delivery, cost, or diversification of fuel or renewable energy resources. CS/SB 714 defines “proprietary confidential business information” as information provided to an electric utility by an entity which is as private in that disclosure of the information would cause harm to the entity’s business operations and which has not otherwise been disclosed, and includes (1) trade secrets; (2) internal audit controls and reports of internal auditors; (3) security measures, systems, or proceedings; (4) information concerning bids and other contractual data; and (5) information relating to competitive interests. Now in S. Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee.

HB 745 Exemption/Fracturing Chemical Usage Disclosure Act – Trade Secrets: HB 725 creates the Fracturing Chemical Usage Disclosure Act, directing the Division of Resource Management in DEP to establish an online hydraulic fracturing chemical registry. HB 745 creates a public record exemption for trade secrets relating to hydraulic fracturing treatments obtained by the Division of Resource Management (DEP) in connection with the online hydraulic fracturing chemical registry. Stipulates that the person submitting trade secret information must (1) request that it be kept confidential and exempt and (2) inform the division of the basis for claim of trade secret. HB 745 requires DEP to make a determination, subject to notice and an opportunity for a hearing, whether the information is truly a trade secret. Creates s. 377.45, F.S. Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R-Fort Myers)

  • H. Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Government Operations Subcommittee.

HB 1085 Exemption/Natural Gas Storage – Proprietary Business Information: HB 1083 authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue permits for underground natural gas storage facilities. HB 1085 creates public record exemption for information provided by a permit applicant to DEP relating to (1) leasing plans; (2) exploration budgets; (3) proprietary well design or completion plans; (4) geological or engineering studies related to storage reservoir performance; (5) commercial or marketing studies; and (6) other proprietary confidential business information or trade secrets which could provide an economic advantage to competitors. Creates s. 377.24075, F.S. Companion to SB 984. Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Dane) ???

SB 1606 Exemption/Citizens Property Insurance – Proprietary Business Information: SB 1622 creates the Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation policyholder eligibility clearinghouse program. SB 1606 creates a public record exemption for all underwriting guidelines, manuals, rating information, and other underwriting or instructions submitted by an insurer to the new eligibility clearinghouse program. s. 627.3518, F.S. Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples) 🙁

PUBLIC RECORD DATA

HB 1133 Inventory of Public Data: Requires agencies to create an inventory of all public record data in its custody and submit the inventory to the Secretary of State by July 1, 2014, and every 6 months thereafter. Stipulates that the inventories include: (1) a description of the data, including a record layout; (2) the format, source, quality, and accuracy of the data; (3) whether the data is currently available to the public without a public records request and, if so, the format and location of the data; (4) a description of the data for which a public records request must be made in order to obtain it; (5) a description of all data that is confidential or exempt and the applicable statutory citations; and (6) an explanation of any data-sharing activities with any other agencies. Requires the Secretary of State to create a website for the posting of all inventories, stipulating that the website must include all inventories; the relationship of the data reported by one agency to that of other agencies; and a comparison of existing data distribution methods. “Agency” is defined to include the Legislature, the judiciary, and all state agencies, and “public data” is defined as “any public record made or received in connection with the official business of an agency, unless otherwise made confidential or exempt pursuant to law.” Companion to SB 1004. Rep. James ”J.W.” Grant (R-Tampa) 🙂

RIGHT TO SPEAK

HB 23 Public Meetings/Right to Speak: Requires boards and commissions to provide members of the public with a reasonable opportunity to speak before a board or commission makes a final decision, subject to reasonable rules of the board or commission to ensure reasonable conduct. The right to speak would not apply to certain situations including an official act related to an emergency situation, a ministerial act, any meeting that is exempt from the open meetings law under s. 286.011, F.S., and quasi-judicial meetings with respect to the rights or interests of a person. Requires the assessment of reasonable attorney fees if a court finds that an agency violated the right to speak, but stipulates that any action taken will not be void as a result of the violation. Creates s. 286.0114, F.S. Companion to SB 50. Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R-Fort Myers) 🙂

  • H. Government Operations Subcommittee: Two amendments are adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/HB 23 defines “board or commission” to include boards or commissions of state agencies, and counties, cities, and political subdivisions. Requires boards and commissions to provide members of the public with a reasonable opportunity to speak before a board or commission makes a final decision, subject to reasonable rules of the board or commission to ensure reasonable conduct. Stipulates that the right to speak doesn’t have to be at the same meeting at which action is taken, but must occur within a reasonable proximity in time. The right to speak would not apply to certain meetings including an official act related to an emergency situation; a ministerial act, including approval of minutes and ceremonial proclamations; any meeting that is exempt from the open meetings law under s. 286.011, F.S.; and quasi-judicial meetings with respect to the rights or interests of a person. Requires the assessment of reasonable attorney fees if a court finds that an agency violated the right to speak, but stipulates that any action taken will not be void as a result of the violation. Now in H. Rulemaking Oversight and Repeal Subcommittee.

SB 50 Public Meetings/Right to Speak: As amended, CS/SB 50 defines “board or commission” as a board or commission of any state agency or authority or of a county, municipality, or political subdivision. Requires boards and commissions to provide members of the public with a reasonable opportunity to speak before a board or commission makes a final decision, subject to reasonable rules of the board or commission to ensure reasonable conduct. The right to speak would not apply to certain situations including an official act related to an emergency situation, a ministerial act, any meeting that is exempt from the open meetings law under s. 286.011, F.S., and quasi-judicial meetings with respect to the rights or interests of a person. Requires the assessment of reasonable attorney fees if a court finds that an agency violated the right to speak, but stipulates that any action taken will not be void as a result of the violation. Creates S. 286.0114, F.S. Companion to HB 23. Sen. Joe Negron (R-Palm City) 🙂

  • S. Rules Committee: An amendment stipulating that the opportunity to speak must be within a reasonable proximity in time before the meeting at which a board or commission makes its decision is adopted. Reported favorably as a committee substitute. On S. Special Order Calendar for Tuesday, March 12.

SCHOOLS

SB 878 Education Accountability: In pertinent part, states that the Commissioner of Education should interpret the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects student academic information, “in the least restrictive manner possible” to allow data sharing and to provide research organizations and their authorized representatives access to student identifying information. Amends various sections of the K-20 Education Code. Sen. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) WATCH

  • S. Education Committee: A strike-all amendment is adopted; reported favorably as a committee substitute. As amended, CS/SB 878, again in pertinent part, states that the “least restrictive” interpretation of FERPA is not meant to undermine a student’s right to privacy in his or her academic records. Now in S. Rules Committee.

HB 7027 Education Accountability: Companion to SB 878. H. Choice and Innovation Subcommittee WATCH

SB 1656 Exemption/School Safety Marshals: SB 1730 establishes the School Safety Marshal Program within the Department of Education. SB 1656 creates a public record exemption for the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of prospective, current, and former school safety marshals appointed by DOE. Allows disclosure of the exempt information under certain specified conditions. Creates 119.071(4)(d)2.m, F.S. Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Jacksonville)

SB 1756 Exemption/School Lunch Program: SB 1628 shifts responsibilities for the school lunch program from the State Board of Education regarding school food and nutrition programs. SB 1756 creates a public record exemption for the personal identifying information of an applicant or a participant in a school food and nutrition service program held by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Department of Children and Families, or the Department of Education. Creates s. 595.409. F.S. Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee)

VOTER INFORMATION

HB 249 Exemption/Voter Email Address: HB 247 requires that the uniform statewide voter registration application be designed to elicit email addresses from voter registration applicants and registered voters. HB 249 creates a public record exemption for email addresses of voters and voter registration applicants. Amends s. 97.0585(1), F.S. Companion to SB 1260. Rep. Bryan Nelson (R-Apopka) 🙁

  • H. Government Operations Subcommittee: Reported favorably. Now in H. Local and Federal Affairs Committee.

SB 1260 Exemption/Voter Email Address: Companion to HB 249. Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) 🙁

  • S. Ethics and Elections Committee: Monday, March 11 at 3:30 pm in Room 412, Knott Building.

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