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HB 1399: Florida Public Employee Whistleblower's Act

GENERAL BILL by Raulerson

Florida Public Employee Whistleblower's Act; Revises duties of Chief Inspector General & agency inspectors general; revises actions that agency or independent contractor is prohibited from taking against certain employees; provides nonapplicability of whistleblower remedies & protections to certain persons; revises requirements related to disclosure of information & methods of reporting information; revises requirements related to remedies; revises affirmative defenses; revises applicability of provisions relating to investigative procedures upon receipt of whistleblower information; revises powers & responsibilities of Chief Inspector General & agency inspector generals; revises reporting requirements; revises investigative procedures relating to prohibited personnel actions; revises complaint requirements; revises fact-finding responsibilities of FCHR; revises FCHR powers & responsibilities; provides requirements for termination of investigation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (GVOPS)
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/12/2016 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 117
    1/15/2016 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 230
    3/11/2016 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee

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  • HB 1399, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/12/2016 at 8:26 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1401 Pub. Rec/Public Employees' Whistleblower's Act Raulerson Linked Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (GVOPS)
    S 1648 Whistleblower’s Act Brandes Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    Location: In committee/council (GO)
    S 1650 Public Records/Informant Identities and Investigative Information Brandes Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    Location: In committee/council (GO)

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    14.32 Office of Chief Inspector General. Page 2 (pdf)
    20.055 Agency inspectors general. Page 3 (pdf)
    112.3187 Adverse action against employee for disclosing information of specified nature prohibited; employee remedy and relief. Page 3 (pdf)
    112.3188 Confidentiality of information given to the Chief Inspector General, internal auditors, inspectors general, local chief executive officers, or other appropriate local officials. Page 15 (pdf)
    112.3189 Investigative procedures upon receipt of whistle-blower information from certain state employees. Page 17 (pdf)
    112.31895 Investigative procedures in response to prohibited personnel actions. Page 26 (pdf)
    112.31901 Investigatory records. Page 36 (pdf)
    760.06 Powers of the commission. Page 36 (pdf)

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