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CS/HB 177 — Public Records/Prepaid Wireless E911 Fee

by Government Operations Subcommittee; and Rep. Steube and others (CS/SB 292 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: Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee (CU)

 The bill expands the public record exemption for proprietary confidential business information submitted to the Board or Technology Program to include such information when it is submitted to the Department of Revenue (DOR) as an agent of the E911 Board. DOR may provide the confidential and exempt information to the Secretary of the Department of Management Services (DMS) or to the E911 Board (Board) for use in the conduct of official business by DMS or the Board.

The exemptions are subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act and will repeal on October 2, 2019, unless reviewed and reenacted by the Legislature. The bill contains a public necessity statement as required by the Florida Constitution.

These provisions take effect on the same date that HB 175 or similar legislation takes effect and becoming law.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 115-0