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CS/CS/HB 1089 — Public Records/Agency Personnel Information

by State Affairs Committee; Government Operations Subcommittee; and Rep. Adkins (CS/SB 906 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senator Hays)

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

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

This bill expands the public records exemption for agency personnel information to include the home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of current or former investigators and inspectors of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (department). The bill also exempts the home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of the spouses and children of current or former investigators and inspectors of the department, as well as the names and locations of the schools and day care facilities attended by their children. The bill requires investigators and inspectors of the department to have made reasonable efforts to protect their personal information from being accessible by alternate means.

The bill further expands the public records exemption for agency personnel information to include the home addresses and telephone numbers of county tax collectors. The bill also exempts the home the home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of the spouses and children of the county tax collectors, as well as the names and locations of the schools and day care facilities attended by their children.

The bill specifies that the exemptions are subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act and would stand repealed on October 2, 2017, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature. The bill provides a statement of public necessity for the exemptions as required by the State Constitution.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-1; House 115-0