Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 578
       By Senator Hutson
       6-00429-16                                             2016578__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to public records; amending s.
    3         548.062, F.S.; providing an exemption from public
    4         records requirements for proprietary confidential
    5         business information provided by a promoter to the
    6         Florida State Boxing Commission; providing for future
    7         legislative review and repeal of the exemption under
    8         the Open Government Sunset Review Act; providing a
    9         statement of public necessity; providing an effective
   10         date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 548.062,
   15  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   16         548.062 Public records exemption.—
   17         (2) Proprietary confidential business information provided
   18  by a promoter in the written report required to be filed with
   19  the commission after a match or obtained by the commission
   20  through an audit of the promoter’s books and records pursuant to
   21  s. 548.06 is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s.
   22  24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Information made
   23  confidential and exempt by this subsection may be disclosed to
   24  another governmental entity in the performance of its duties and
   25  responsibilities.
   26         (3) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset
   27  Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed
   28  on October 2, 2021 2019, unless reviewed and saved from repeal
   29  through reenactment by the Legislature.
   30         Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public
   31  necessity that proprietary confidential business information be
   32  protected from disclosure. The disclosure of proprietary
   33  confidential business information could injure a promoter in the
   34  marketplace by giving the promoter’s competitors insights into
   35  the promoter’s financial status and business plan, thereby
   36  putting the promoter at a competitive disadvantage. The
   37  Legislature also finds that the harm to a promoter in disclosing
   38  proprietary confidential business information significantly
   39  outweighs any public benefit derived from the disclosure of such
   40  information. For these reasons, the Legislature declares that
   41  any proprietary confidential business information provided to
   42  the Florida State Boxing Commission by a promoter after a match
   43  or obtained by the commission through an audit of the promoter’s
   44  books and records pursuant to s. 548.06, Florida Statutes, is
   45  confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and
   46  s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution.
   47         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.