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HB 7079 — OGSR/Certain Personal Identifying Information of Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

by Government Operations Subcommittee and Rep. Ahern and others (CS/SB 304 by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Criminal Justice Committee)

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

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

This bill reenacts the public records exemption in s. 741.313(7), F.S., making confidential and exempt certain personal identifying information contained in records documenting an act of domestic or sexual violence that is submitted to an agency by an agency employee. These records include a written request for leave submitted by an agency employee for absences related to domestic or sexual violence, and any agency time sheet that reflects such a request until one year after the leave has been taken.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 115-0