Florida Senate - 2016 SB 7002 By the Committee on Community Affairs 578-00739-16 20167002__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a review under the Open Government 3 Sunset Review Act; amending s. 119.0713, F.S., which 4 provides a public records exemption for the audit 5 report of an internal auditor and certain records 6 relating to investigations in the custody of an 7 inspector general of a local government; removing the 8 scheduled repeal of the exemption; making editorial 9 changes; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 119.0713, Florida 14 Statutes, is amended to read: 15 119.0713 Local government agency exemptions from inspection 16 or copying of public records.— 17 (2)(a) As used in this subsection, the term “unit of local 18 government” means a county, municipality, special district, 19 local agency, authority, consolidated city-county government, or 20 any other local governmental body or public body corporate or 21 politic authorized or created by general or special law. 22 (b) The audit report of an internal auditor and the 23 investigative report of the inspector general prepared for or on 24 behalf of a unit of local government becomes a public record 25 when the audit or investigation becomes final.
As used in this26 subsection, the term “unit of local government” means a county,27 municipality, special district, local agency, authority,28 consolidated city-county government, or any other local29 governmental body or public body corporate or politic authorized30 or created by general or special law.An audit or investigation 31 becomes final when the audit report or investigative report is 32 presented to the unit of local government. Audit workpapers and 33 notes related to such audit and information received, produced, 34 or derived from an investigation are confidential and exempt 35 from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution 36 until the audit or investigation is complete and the audit 37 report becomes final or when the investigation is no longer 38 active. An investigation is active if it is continuing with a 39 reasonable, good faith anticipation of resolution and with 40 reasonable dispatch. 41 (b) Paragraph (a) is subject to the Open Government Sunset42 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15, and shall stand43 repealed on October 2, 2016, unless reviewed and saved from44 repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.45 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2016.