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2006 Florida Legislative Summary

Exemptions

HB 193 Exemption/Court Monitors :

Creates a public record exemption for court orders appointing a court monitor and the monitor’s reports relating to the health or finances of a ward. Confidentiality expires if a court makes a finding of probable cause.

HB 459 Exemption/Donors – Statewide Public Guardianship Office :

Allows donors or prospective donors to the Statewide Public Guardianship Office to remain anonymous.

CS/HB 605 Exemption/Home Addresses – DJJ Employees :

Exempts the home addresses, phone numbers and photos of certain active or former Department of Juvenile Justice Employees from the Public Records Law. Similar information about employees’ spouses and children is also made exempt.

CS/HB 687 Exemption/Concealed Weapons Permits:

Creates an exemption for identifying information of applicants and recipients of concealed weapons permits. Exempt information can be disclosed for the purposes of law enforcement or homeland security. The exemption applies retroactively.

CS/HB 1001 Exemption/Fingerprint ID Information : Makes biometric fingerprint information exempt from public records requirements. The exemption applies retroactively.

CS/HB 1117 Exemption/S. Florida Regional Transportation Authority :

Exempts certain documents related to the acquisition of land by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority until an option contract is executed or until 30 days before a contract for purchase is considered for approval by the authority.

CS/HB 1285 Exemption/Innovation Incentive Program :

Expands the current exemption to create an exemption for identification numbers, trade secrets, sales percentages derived from the Department of Defense, anticipated and average wages, proprietary information and stipulated taxes related to the Innovation Incentive Program.

CS/HB 1369 Exemption/Rejected Bids, Proposals or Negotiations :

Creates an exemption for rejected bids or proposals if the agency concurrently provides notice of its intent to reopen invitations to bid or requests for proposals. Also exempts meetings at which negotiations with vendors are conducted, although a recording must be made. The recording enters the public record once the agency announces a decision or intended decision on the bid, or until 20 days after competitive sealed replies are opened, whichever is earlier.

HB 1451 Exemption/Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research :

Exempts individual medical records and other information received by an individual held by the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research.

CS/HB 7161 Exemption/State Board of Administration :

Exempts proprietary confidential business information related to alternative investments of the State Board of Administration. The public record exemption applies only when the party submitting the information provides a written declaration adhering to specific requirements. Access is allowed by court order.

Related Bills

CS/HB 41 Expunction/Non-Judicial Arrest Records : Permits administrative expunction of non-judicial arrest records of individuals who are mistakenly arrested. Requests for expunction must be accompanied by an affidavit executed by the chief law enforcement officer.

HB 1097 Public Records/Inspection & Copying :

Requires an agency head who designates a public records custodian to provide public notice of such appointment. The notice must contain contact information for the records custodian and be prominently posted in parts of the agency’s offices accessible to the public and on the agency’s home page. Stipulates that the records custodian must respond promptly and in good faith to record requests. “Good-faith response” is defined as “making reasonable efforts to determine from other officers or employees whether such a record exists and, if so, the location at which the record can be accessed.”

SB 1190 Sale or Lease of Public Hospital :

SB 1284 Nursing Home Consumer Information:

HB 1335 Public Meetings/Monroe County :

CS/SB 1438 Exempt Records :

CS/SB 1506 Electronic Filings/Insurance :

CS/HB 1563 Exempt Information/Court Records :

OGSR

SB 512 OGSR/Identifying Information – DOH :

CS/SB 792 OGSR/Communications Tax :

CS/SB 1212 OGSR/Agricultural Records :

HB 7007 OGSR/Child Support Services :

HB 7009 OGSR/Home Addresses – Human Resource Directors :

HB 7011 OGSR/Home Addresses – Code Enforcement Officers :

HB 7013 OGSR/Software Copyright :

HB 7015 OGSR/Archaeological Sites :

CS/HB 7017 OGSR/Economic Development Agencies :

HB 7023 OGSR/Pharmaceutical Caches :

HB 7025 OGSR/Hospital Emergency Management Plans :

HB 7033 OGSR/Security System Plans :

HB 7035 OGSR/Motor Vehicle Crashes :

HB 7043 OGSR/Identifying Information – Elderly Affairs :

CS/HB 7045 OGSR/Medicaid Pharmaceutical Rebates :

HB 7047 OGSR/Tobacco-Settlement Agreement :

HB 7049 OGSR/Surplus Lines Insurance :

HB 7059 OGSR/Temporary Cash Assistance :

HB 7061 OGSR/Deferred Presentment Providers :

HB 7063 OGSR/Byrd Alzheimer’s Center :

HB 7113 OGSR/Interference with Custody :

HB 7115 OGSR/Autopsy Photographs :

Reenacts, with minor changes, the current exemption for autopsy photographs. Access is allowed with a court order.

 




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