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HB 1399: Florida Public Employee Whistleblower's Act

GENERAL BILL by Raulerson

Florida Public Employee Whistleblower's Act; Revises duties of Chief Inspector General & agency inspectors general; revises actions that agency or independent contractor is prohibited from taking against certain employees; provides nonapplicability of whistleblower remedies & protections to certain persons; revises requirements related to disclosure of information & methods of reporting information; revises requirements related to remedies; revises affirmative defenses; revises applicability of provisions relating to investigative procedures upon receipt of whistleblower information; revises powers & responsibilities of Chief Inspector General & agency inspector generals; revises reporting requirements; revises investigative procedures relating to prohibited personnel actions; revises complaint requirements; revises fact-finding responsibilities of FCHR; revises FCHR powers & responsibilities; provides requirements for termination of investigation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/12/2016 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 117
1/15/2016 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 230
3/11/2016 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee