Florida Senate - 2016                       CS for CS for SB 578
       By the Committees on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Regulated Industries; and Senator Hutson
       585-02228-16                                           2016578c2
    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   26  Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed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
   31  provided by a promoter to the Florida State Boxing Commission be
   32  made confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida
   33  Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. The
   34  disclosure of proprietary confidential business information
   35  could injure a promoter in the marketplace by giving the
   36  promoter’s competitors insights into the promoter’s financial
   37  status and business plan, thereby putting the promoter at a
   38  competitive disadvantage. The Legislature also finds that the
   39  harm to a promoter in disclosing proprietary confidential
   40  business information significantly outweighs any public benefit
   41  derived from the disclosure of such information. Therefore,
   42  extending the public records exemption to proprietary
   43  confidential business information provided by a promoter to the
   44  commission, no matter if the information is provided in a report
   45  or otherwise, ensures that the public records exemption is
   46  maintained and not undermined. For these reasons, the
   47  Legislature declares that any proprietary confidential business
   48  information provided by a promoter to the Florida State Boxing
   49  Commission is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida
   50  Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution.
   51         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.