01/16/16 – By Thomas G. Pelham
The proposed Steube/Garcia Public Records Law change will make it more difficult, if not impossible, for citizens to gain access to Florida’s public records.
HB 1021/SB 1220 will amend the Public Records Law (Chapter 119.12) to make the award of reasonable attorney fees and costs permissive (up to the judge) rather than mandatory in lawsuits involving violations of our public records laws.
The adoption of this proposal will substantially weaken Florida’s public records law and make it more difficult for citizens to gain access to public records. [Read More]