2010 Florida Statutes
Geophysical activities; confidential information; penalties.
Geophysical activities; confidential information; penalties.—
Whenever geophysical activities are conducted on state-owned mineral lands, the person conducting such activities shall furnish to the division, acting as agent of the owner of the minerals, upon written request, a copy of the noninterpreted information derived from the geophysical activities. Any information received hereunder by the division shall, upon request of the person conducting the geophysical activities, be held confidential for 10 years from the date of receipt by the division and shall be exempt from disclosure under any state statute, including, but not limited to, ss. 119.07(1) and 377.2424(3). For purposes of this section, state-owned mineral lands shall include mineral lands title to which is held by a water management district.
Any person who willfully discloses for personal benefit or private gain information received by the division under this section and made confidential by this section, without the consent of the person furnishing the information, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
s. 2, ch. 87-183; s. 7, ch. 89-117; s. 4, ch. 91-114; s. 176, ch. 96-406.