Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1718
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/28/2020           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 51 - 79
    4  and insert:
    5  portion of a hearing of the panel are confidential and exempt
    6  from disclosure under s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the
    7  State Constitution. Such audio or video recording and minutes
    8  and notes must be retained pursuant to the requirements of s.
    9  119.021.
   10         (c)Only members of the panel, staff supporting the panel’s
   11  functions, and other persons whose presence has been authorized
   12  by the panel shall be allowed to attend the closed portions of
   13  panel hearings. The panel shall ensure that any closure of its
   14  meetings as authorized by this section is limited so that the
   15  policy of the state in favor of public meetings is maintained.
   16         (d)This subsection is subject to the Open Government
   17  Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand
   18  repealed on October 2, 2025, unless reviewed and saved from
   19  repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
   20         Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public
   21  necessity that the hearings or portions of hearings during which
   22  an inmate’s personal information is discussed by the review
   23  panel considering an inmate’s conditional aging inmate release
   24  be made exempt from s. 286.011, Florida Statutes, and s. 24(b),
   25  Article I of the State Constitution. The Legislature finds that
   26  the rights of an inmate afforded under other state or federal
   27  laws that deem certain personal information confidential, such
   28  as protected health information covered by the Health Insurance
   29  Portability and Protection Act, be upheld and that the inmate’s
   30  personal information not be disclosed to the public during such
   31  hearings. The Legislature also finds that the recordings of a
   32  panel review hearing and the records used by the panel to make
   33  its determination be made confidential and exempt from
   34  disclosure under s.
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   37  And the title is amended as follows:
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   39  and insert:
   40         providing a contingent effective date.