Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 278 Ì535642'Î535642 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Hutson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (2) of 6 section 98.075, Florida Statutes, as amended by SB 276, 2018 7 Regular Session, to read: 8 98.075 Registration records maintenance activities; 9 ineligibility determinations.— 10 (2) DUPLICATE REGISTRATION.- 11 (c) Information received by the department from another 12 state or the District of Columbia upon the department becoming a 13 member of a nongovernmental entity as provided in subparagraph 14 (b)1., which is confidential or exempt pursuant to the laws of 15 that state or the District of Columbia, is exempt from s. 16 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. The 17 department shall provide such information to the supervisors to 18 conduct registration list maintenance activities. This paragraph 19 is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in 20 accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 21 2023, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment 22 by the Legislature. 23 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 24 necessity that information received by the Department of State 25 from another state or the District of Columbia pursuant to its 26 membership in a nongovernmental entity as provided in s. 27 98.075(2)(b), Florida Statutes, which is confidential or exempt 28 pursuant to the laws of that state or the District of Columbia, 29 be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and s. 30 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. Becoming a member of 31 a nongovernmental entity for the purpose of sharing and 32 exchanging information to verify voter registration information 33 is critical to ensuring the accuracy of the statewide voter 34 registration system. Maintaining an accurate statewide voter 35 registration system is critical to fair elections in this state. 36 Without the public records exemption, the department will be 37 unable to receive information from other states or the District 38 of Columbia which might otherwise be confidential or exempt 39 pursuant to the laws of those jurisdictions, which would impair 40 the ability of the department and supervisors of elections to 41 maintain accurate voter rolls. As a result, the effective and 42 efficient administration of the statewide voter registration 43 system would be hindered. For these reasons, the Legislature 44 finds that it is a public necessity to maintain the exempt 45 status of such information received by the department. 46 Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that 47 SB 276 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 48 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 49 thereof and becomes a law. 50 51 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 52 And the title is amended as follows: 53 Delete everything before the enacting clause 54 and insert: 55 A bill to be entitled 56 An act relating to public records; amending s. 98.075, 57 F.S.; providing an exemption from public records 58 requirements for certain information received by the 59 Department of State from another state or the District 60 of Columbia which is confidential or exempt pursuant 61 to the laws of that jurisdiction; providing for 62 release of such information to specified persons; 63 providing for future legislative review and repeal of 64 the exemption; providing a statement of public 65 necessity; providing a contingent effective date.