Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 7020
       By the Committee on Education
       581-02174-19                                          20197020__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a review under the Open Government
    3         Sunset Review Act; amending s. 1004.28, F.S., relating
    4         to an exemption from public meeting requirements for
    5         specified meetings of a university direct-support
    6         organization at which proposals seeking research
    7         funding or research plans are discussed; removing the
    8         scheduled repeal of the exemption; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (5) of section
   14  1004.28, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         1004.28 Direct-support organizations; use of property;
   16  board of directors; activities; audit; facilities.—
   18  EXEMPTION.—
   19         (c) Any portion of a meeting of the board of directors of
   20  the organization, or of the executive committee or other
   21  committees of such board, at which any proposal seeking research
   22  funding from the organization or a plan or program for either
   23  initiating or supporting research is discussed is exempt from s.
   24  286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution. This
   25  paragraph is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in
   26  accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2,
   27  2019, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment
   28  by the Legislature.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.