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HB 1239 — Public Records/Department of Citrus

by Rep. Albritton and others (CS/SB 1650 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senators Hays and Dean

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Agriculture Committee (AG)

This bill creates a public records exemption for information contained in non-published reports or data related to certain studies or research related to citrus fruit and processed citrus products that is conducted, caused to be conducted or funded by the Department of Citrus. The exemption is subject to review and repeal on October 2, 2017, unless saved from repeal by the Legislature, under the provisions of the Open Government Sunset Review Act.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0