Florida Senate - 2014 SB 858 By the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security 583-01657-14 2014858__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a review under the Open Government 3 Sunset Review Act; amending s. 288.985, F.S., which 4 provides exemptions from public records and public 5 meetings requirements for certain records and meetings 6 of the Florida Defense Support Task Force; saving the 7 exemptions from repeal under the Open Government 8 Sunset Review Act; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 288.985, Florida Statutes, is amended to 13 read: 14 288.985 Exemptions from public records and public meetings 15 requirements.— 16 (1) The following records held by the Florida Defense 17 Support Task Force are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), 18 Art. I of the State Constitution: 19 (a) That portion of a record which relates to strengths and 20 weaknesses of military installations or military missions in 21 this state relative to the selection criteria for the 22 realignment and closure of military bases and missions under any 23 United States Department of Defense base realignment and closure 24 process. 25 (b) That portion of a record which relates to strengths and 26 weaknesses of military installations or military missions in 27 other states or territories and the vulnerability of such 28 installations or missions to base realignment or closure under 29 the United States Department of Defense base realignment and 30 closure process, and any agreements or proposals to relocate or 31 realign military units and missions from other states or 32 territories. 33 (c) That portion of a record which relates to the state’s 34 strategy to retain its military bases during any United States 35 Department of Defense base realignment and closure process and 36 any agreements or proposals to relocate or realign military 37 units and missions. 38 (2) Meetings or portions of meetings of the Florida Defense 39 Support Task Force, or a workgroup of the task force, at which 40 records are presented or discussed which are exempt under 41 subsection (1) are exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I 42 of the State Constitution. 43 (3) Any records generated during those portions of meetings 44 which are closed to the public under subsection (2), including, 45 but not limited to, minutes, tape recordings, videotapes, 46 digital recordings, transcriptions, or notes, are exempt from s. 47 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. 48 (4) Any person who willfully and knowingly violates this 49 section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as 50 provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 51
(5) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset52 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed53 on October 2, 2014, unless reviewed and saved from repeal54 through reenactment by the Legislature.55 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2014.