Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 750
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/14/2018           .                                

       The Committee on Judiciary (Perry) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (510198) 
    3         Delete lines 13 - 30
    4  and insert:
    5  the requester of such determination within 5 days and notify the
    6  requester of the right to enter into mediation under the public
    7  records mediation program created under s. 16.60 in order to
    8  facilitate a resolution of the public records request. If the
    9  requester declines to enter into mediation with the agency or if
   10  the parties to the mediation fail to reach a mutually acceptable
   11  and voluntary agreement regarding the public records request,
   12  the requester may request that the agency seek a declaratory
   13  interpretation as to whether the requested record is subject to
   14  an exemption. Upon such request, the agency shall file the
   15  petition for the declaratory interpretation in the circuit court
   16  of the county in which the requester resides. Additionally, the
   17  agency may seek a declaratory interpretation regardless of
   18  whether the requester requests that the agency file such a
   19  petition. The requester has standing to participate in any
   20  proceeding regarding the declaratory interpretation. The agency
   21  is responsible for all court costs and its attorney fees as to
   22  the declaratory interpretation petition.