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SB 1648: Whistleblower’s Act

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

Whistleblower’s Act; Creating the "Florida Public Whistleblower's Act"; revising the actions that an agency or independent contractor is prohibited from taking against an employee who participates in protected activity or discloses certain information; revising powers and responsibilities of the Chief Inspector General and agency inspectors general; revising fact-finding responsibilities of the Florida Commission on Human Relations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Location: In committee/council (GO)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (AGG)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/8/2016 Senate • Filed
    1/14/2016 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 205
    • Introduced -SJ 205
    3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

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  • SB 1648, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/1/2016 at 5:36 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1650 Public Records/Informant Identities and Investigative Information Brandes Linked Last Action: 3/11/2016 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    Location: In committee/council (GO)
    H 1399 Florida Public Employee Whistleblower's Act Raulerson Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (GVOPS)
    H 1401 Pub. Rec/Public Employees' Whistleblower's Act Raulerson Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (GVOPS)

    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 2 (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 12 (pdf)
    112.3189 Investigative procedures upon receipt of whistle-blower information from certain state employees. Page 14 (pdf)
    112.31895 Investigative procedures in response to prohibited personnel actions. Page 22 (pdf)
    112.31901 Investigatory records. Page 31 (pdf)
    760.06 Powers of the commission. Page 31 (pdf)

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