SB 7028 — OGSR/Data Processing Software
by Regulated Industries Committee
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Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)
The bill revises the public records exemptions in s. 119.071(1)(f), F.S. The bill repeals the public records exemption for data processing software obtained by an agency under a licensing agreement that prohibits its disclosure and which software is a trade secret, as defined in s. 812.081, F.S.
Additionally, the bill saves from repeal the public records exemption for agency-produced data processing software that is designated as sensitive.
The public records exemption for agency-produced data processing software that is sensitive would stand repealed on October 2, 2021, unless it is reenacted by the Legislature under the Open Government Sunset Review Act. The bill removes the scheduled repeal to continue the exempt status of agency-produced data processing software that is sensitive.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2021.
Vote: Senate 38-2; House 113-3