Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1364 Ì973116"Î973116 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: FAV . 02/17/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Rules (Latvala) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 379.107, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 379.107 Public records exemption; personal information 8 obtained in connection with licensure.— 9 (1) For purposes of this section, the term “personal 10 information” means information that identifies an individual, 11 including, but not limited to, an individual’s photograph; 12 social security number; driver license number; name; date of 13 birth; address, exclusive of the five-digit zip code; telephone 14 number; e-mail or other electronic communication address; and 15 medical or disability information. 16 (2) Except as provided in subsection (3), personal 17 information held by the commission in connection with the 18 following licenses, privileges, and certifications issued by the 19 commission is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 20 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution: 21 (a) Recreational hunting licenses and privileges. 22 (b) Hunter safety certifications. 23 (3) Personal information may be disclosed only as follows: 24 (a) For use by a court, law enforcement agency, or other 25 agency, as defined in s. 119.011(2), in carrying out its duties. 26 (b) For use in connection with any civil, criminal, 27 administrative, or arbitral proceeding in any federal, state, or 28 local court or agency presenting before a self-regulatory body, 29 including the service of process, investigation in anticipation 30 of litigation, and the execution or enforcement of judgments and 31 orders, or pursuant to an order of a federal, state, or local 32 court. 33 (c) For use by any requester, if the requester demonstrates 34 he or she has obtained the written consent of the individual to 35 whom the information pertains. 36 (4) This exemption applies to personal information held by 37 an agency before, on, or after July 1, 2016. 38 (5) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset 39 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed 40 October 2, 2021, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through 41 reenactment by the Legislature. 42 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 43 necessity that personal information held by the Fish and 44 Wildlife Conservation Commission in connection with applications 45 for recreational hunting licenses and privileges, and hunting 46 safety certifications be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida 47 Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. 48 Under current law, personal information that applicants must 49 provide to the commission in order to apply for such licenses, 50 privileges, and certifications is a public record available for 51 any purpose. Such information can be obtained and used to 52 perpetrate identity theft and other invasive contacts. The 53 public availability of this personal information needlessly 54 increases the risk of identity theft and invasive contacts with 55 those applying to the commission for such licenses, privileges, 56 and certifications. These unnecessary risks would be diminished 57 or eliminated if the commission preserved the confidentiality of 58 personal information provided on applications for such licenses, 59 privileges, and certifications. Therefore, the Legislature finds 60 that it is a public necessity to make exempt from public records 61 requirements personal information that is provided to the 62 commission on applications for recreational hunting licenses and 63 privileges, and hunting safety certifications. 64 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016. 65 66 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 67 And the title is amended as follows: 68 Delete everything before the enacting clause 69 and insert: 70 A bill to be entitled 71 An act relating to public records; creating s. 72 379.107, F.S.; defining the term “personal 73 information”; providing an exemption from public 74 records requirements for personal information provided 75 to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on 76 applications for certain hunting-related licenses, 77 privileges, and certifications; providing 78 circumstances under which personal information may be 79 disclosed; providing applicability; providing for 80 future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; 81 providing a statement of public necessity; providing 82 an effective date.