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CS/SB 592 — Public Records/Department of Financial Services/Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics

by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senator Hutson

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Banking and Insurance Committee (BI)

This bill amends s. 119.071, F.S., expanding the public records exemption for agency personnel information to include the home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of former and current nonsworn investigative personnel of the Department of Financial Services and former and current emergency medical technicians or paramedics certified under ch. 401, F.S. The bill also exempts the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, photographs, dates of birth, and places of employment, locations of schools and child care facilities of the spouses and children of such personnel.

The bill specifies that the exemptions are subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act and provides a statement of public necessity for the exemptions.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-1; House 113-0