Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1386 By Senator Grimsley 26-01416-17 20171386__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to public records and meetings; 3 creating s. 486.114, F.S.; providing an exemption from 4 public records requirements for certain information 5 held by the Department of Health or the Board of 6 Physical Therapy pursuant to the Physical Therapist 7 Licensure Compact; authorizing disclosure of the 8 information under certain circumstances; providing an 9 exemption from public meeting requirements for certain 10 meetings of the Physical Therapy Compact Commission; 11 providing an exemption from public records 12 requirements for recordings, minutes, and records 13 generated during the closed portion of such a meeting; 14 providing for future legislative review and repeal of 15 the exemptions; providing a statement of public 16 necessity; providing a contingent effective date. 17 18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 19 20 Section 1. Section 486.114, Florida Statutes, is created to 21 read: 22 486.114 Physical Therapist Licensure Compact; public 23 records and meetings exemptions.— 24 (1) A physical therapist’s personal identifying 25 information, other than the physical therapist’s name, licensure 26 status, or licensure number, obtained from the coordinated 27 licensure information system, as defined in s. 486.113, and held 28 by the department or the board is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and 29 s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution unless the state that 30 originally reported the information to the coordinated licensure 31 information system authorizes the disclosure of such information 32 by law and discloses such information only to the extent 33 permitted by law. 34 (2)(a) A meeting or portion of a meeting of the Physical 35 Therapy Compact Commission established under s. 486.113 at which 36 matters specifically exempted from disclosure by federal or 37 state law are discussed is exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), 38 Art. I of the State Constitution. 39 (b) Recordings, minutes, and records generated during a 40 meeting described in paragraph (a) are exempt from s. 119.07(1) 41 and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. 42 (3) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset 43 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed 44 on October 2, 2022, unless reviewed and saved from repeal 45 through reenactment by the Legislature. 46 Section 2. (1) The Legislature finds that it is a public 47 necessity that a physical therapist’s personal identifying 48 information, other than his or her name, licensure status, or 49 licensure number, obtained from the coordinated licensure 50 information system, as defined in s. 486.113, Florida Statutes, 51 and held by the Department of Health or the Board of Physical 52 Therapy, be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and 53 s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. The protection of 54 such information is required under the Physical Therapist 55 Licensure Compact, which the state must adopt in order to become 56 a member state of the compact. Without the public records 57 exemption, the state will be unable to effectively and 58 efficiently implement and administer the compact. 59 (2)(a) The Legislature finds that it is a public necessity 60 that any meeting or portion of a meeting of the Physical Therapy 61 Compact Commission established under s. 486.113, Florida 62 Statutes, at which matters specifically exempted from disclosure 63 by federal or state law are discussed be made exempt from s. 64 286.011, Florida Statutes, and s. 24(b), Article I of the State 65 Constitution. 66 (b) The Physical Therapist Licensure Compact requires any 67 meeting or portion of a meeting at which matters specifically 68 exempted from disclosure by federal or state law are discussed 69 to be closed to the public. In the absence of a public meeting 70 exemption, the state will be prohibited from becoming a member 71 state of the compact and will be unable to effectively and 72 efficiently administer the compact. 73 (3) The Legislature also finds that it is a public 74 necessity that the recordings, minutes, and records generated 75 during a meeting that is exempt pursuant to s. 486.114, Florida 76 Statutes, be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, 77 and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. The release 78 of such information would negate the public meeting exemption. 79 Without the public records exemption, the state will be unable 80 to effectively and efficiently implement and administer the 81 compact. 82 Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that 83 SB ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 84 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 85 thereof and becomes a law.