Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1306 Ì613610jÎ613610 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/16/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Policy (Grimsley) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 464.0096, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 464.0096 Nurse Licensure Compact; public records and 8 meetings exemptions.— 9 (1) A nurse’s personal identifying information, other than 10 the nurse’s name, licensure status, or licensure number, 11 obtained from the coordinated licensure information system, as 12 defined in s. 464.0095, and held by the department or the board 13 is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State 14 Constitution unless the state that originally reported the 15 information to the coordinated licensure information system 16 authorizes the disclosure of such information by law. Under such 17 circumstances, the information may only be disclosed to the 18 extent permitted by the reporting state’s law. 19 (2)(a) A meeting or portion of a meeting of the Interstate 20 Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators established 21 under s. 464.0095 at which matters specifically exempted from 22 disclosure by federal or state statute are discussed is exempt 23 from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution. 24 (b) Recordings, minutes, and records generated during an 25 exempt meeting are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I 26 of the State Constitution. 27 (3) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset 28 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed 29 on October 2, 2021, unless reviewed and saved from repeal 30 through reenactment by the Legislature. 31 Section 2. (1) The Legislature finds that it is a public 32 necessity that a nurse’s personal identifying information, other 33 than the nurse’s name, licensure status, or licensure number, 34 obtained from the coordinated licensure information system, as 35 defined in s. 464.0095, Florida Statutes, and held by the 36 Department of Health or the Board of Nursing be made exempt from 37 s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the 38 State Constitution. Protection of such information is required 39 under the Nurse Licensure Compact, which the state must adopt in 40 order to become a party state to the compact. Without the public 41 records exemption, this state will be unable to effectively and 42 efficiently implement and administer the compact. 43 (2)(a) The Legislature finds that it is a public necessity 44 that any meeting or portion of a meeting of the Interstate 45 Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators established 46 under s. 464.0095, Florida Statutes, at which matters 47 specifically exempted from disclosure by federal or state 48 statute are discussed be made exempt from s. 286.011, Florida 49 Statutes, and s. 24(b), Article I of the State Constitution. 50 (b) The Nurse Licensure Compact requires any meeting or 51 portion of a meeting in which the substance of paragraph (a) is 52 discussed to be closed to the public. Without the public meeting 53 exemption, this state will be prohibited from becoming a party 54 state to the compact. Thus, this state will be unable to 55 effectively and efficiently administer the compact. 56 (3) The Legislature also finds that it is a public 57 necessity that the recordings, minutes, and records generated 58 during a meeting that is exempt pursuant to s. 464.0096, Florida 59 Statutes, be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, 60 and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. Release of 61 such information would negate the public meeting exemption. As 62 such, the Legislature finds that the public records exemption is 63 a public necessity. 64 Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that 65 SB 1316 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 66 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 67 thereof and becomes law. 68 69 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 70 And the title is amended as follows: 71 Delete everything before the enacting clause 72 and insert: 73 A bill to be entitled 74 An act relating to public records and meetings; 75 creating s. 464.0096, F.S.; providing an exemption 76 from public records requirements for certain 77 information held by the Department of Health or the 78 Board of Nursing pursuant to the Nurse Licensure 79 Compact; authorizing disclosure of the information 80 under certain circumstances; providing an exemption 81 from public meeting requirements for certain meetings 82 of the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure 83 Compact Administrators; providing an exemption from 84 public records requirements for recordings, minutes, 85 and records generated during the closed portion of 86 such a meeting; providing for future legislative 87 review and repeal of the exemptions; providing a 88 statement of public necessity; providing a contingent 89 effective date.