Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 492 Ì221378=Î221378 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/21/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Young) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (m) is added to subsection (2) of 6 section 119.071, Florida Statutes, to read: 7 119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of 8 public records.— 9 (2) AGENCY INVESTIGATIONS.— 10 (m) Personal identifying information of the alleged victim 11 in an allegation of sexual harassment is confidential and exempt 12 from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State 13 Constitution. This paragraph is subject to the Open Government 14 Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand 15 repealed on October 2, 2022, unless reviewed and saved from 16 repeal through reenactment by the Legislature. 17 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 18 necessity that personal identifying information of the alleged 19 victim in an allegation of sexual harassment be made 20 confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and 21 s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. The disclosure of 22 such information could harm alleged victims by placing them at 23 risk of further harassment and retaliation. Additionally, the 24 potential for disclosure of such information could create a 25 disincentive for victims to report instances of harassment. The 26 Legislature finds that the potential harm that may result from 27 the release of such information outweighs any public benefit 28 that may be derived from the disclosure of such information. 29 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law. 30 31 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 32 And the title is amended as follows: 33 Delete everything before the enacting clause 34 and insert: 35 A bill to be entitled 36 An act relating to public records; amending s. 37 119.071, F.S.; providing an exemption from public 38 records requirements for personal identifying 39 information of the alleged victim in an allegation of 40 sexual harassment; providing for future legislative 41 review and repeal of the exemption; providing a 42 statement of public necessity; providing an effective 43 date.