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SB 7048 — OGSR/Client Records and Donor Information Collected by Regional Autism Centers

by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee

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

Prepared by: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee (CF)

The bill continues the public records exemption for Florida’s seven regional autism centers by removing the October 2, 2016 repeal date. The exemption provides that all records relating to a client of an autism center and the client’s family are confidential and exempt from public record requirements. The exemption also provides that the personal identifying information of donors or prospective donors who wish to be anonymous is confidential and exempt.

Since the bill does not expand or create an exemption to public records law, the bill requires a majority vote of each chamber for passage.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 117-0