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CS/CS/CS/SB 268 — Public Records/Public Guardians/Employees with Fiduciary Responsibility

by Rules Committee; Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee; and Senator Passidomo

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)

CS/CS/CS/SB 268 creates a public records exemption for identifying and location information of current and former public guardians, employees with fiduciary responsibility, and their spouses and children.

The required public necessity statement of the bill provides as justification for the exemption that the release of this information may and has placed current and former public guardians, employees with fiduciary responsibility, and the families of these individuals in danger of physical and emotional harm from disgruntled individuals, including wards of the guardian or their family members.

The exemption will be repealed on October 2, 2023, pursuant to the Open Government Sunset Review Act, unless the Legislature reviews and reenacts the exemption before that date.

If these provisions are approved by the Governor they will take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 113-0