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   26  Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed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