Florida Senate - 2019 (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 7044 FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Criminal Justice 591-02290-19 20197044pb 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a review under the Open Government 3 Sunset Review Act; amending s. 790.0601, F.S., 4 relating to an exemption from public records 5 requirements for personal identifying information of 6 an individual who has applied for a license to carry a 7 concealed weapon or firearm through a tax collector 8 appointed by the Department of Agriculture and 9 Consumer Services to receive applications and fees; 10 abrogating the scheduled repeal of the exemption; 11 providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 790.0601, Florida Statutes, is amended 16 to read: 17 790.0601 Public records exemption for concealed weapons.— 18 (1) Personal identifying information of an individual who 19 has applied for or received a license to carry a concealed 20 weapon or firearm pursuant to s. 790.06 held by the Division of 21 Licensing of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 22 is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. 23 I of the State Constitution. This exemption applies to such 24 information held by the division before, on, or after the 25 effective date of this section. 26 (2) Personal identifying information of an individual who 27 has applied for a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm 28 pursuant to s. 790.0625 which is held by a tax collector 29 appointed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 30 to receive applications and fees is confidential and exempt from 31 s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. 32 This exemption applies to such information held by the tax 33 collector before, on, or after the effective date of this 34 subsection. 35 (3) Information made confidential and exempt by this 36 section shall be disclosed: 37 (a) With the express written consent of the applicant or 38 licensee or his or her legally authorized representative. 39 (b) By court order upon a showing of good cause. 40 (c) Upon request by a law enforcement agency in connection 41 with the performance of lawful duties, which shall include 42 access to any automated database containing such information 43 maintained by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer 44 Services. 45
(4) Subsection (2) is subject to the Open Government Sunset46 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed47 on October 2, 2019, unless reviewed and saved from repeal48 through reenactment by the Legislature.49 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.