Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 602
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Perry) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (9) is added to section 119.07,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         119.07 Inspection and copying of records; photographing
    8  public records; fees; exemptions.—
    9         (9) If an agency files an action for declaratory judgment
   10  for a declaration that certain public records are exempt, or
   11  confidential and exempt, from subsection (1) and s. 24(a), Art.
   12  I of the State Constitution, and the court determines that the
   13  records are either not exempt or not confidential and exempt,
   14  the court must assess the reasonable costs of enforcement,
   15  including reasonable attorney fees, against the responsible
   16  agency for the benefit of the named respondent.
   17         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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   20  And the title is amended as follows:
   21         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   22  and insert:
   23                        A bill to be entitled                      
   24         An act relating to public records; amending s. 119.07,
   25         F.S.; requiring a court to assess the reasonable costs
   26         of enforcement against an agency upon the court’s
   27         determination in an action for a declaratory judgment
   28         that certain records are not subject to a public
   29         records exemption; providing an effective date.