Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 7010 Ì385734:Î385734 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Wright) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 55 - 85 4 and insert: 5 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 6 necessity to make identification and location information of 7 current or former members of the Armed Forces of the United 8 States, a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United 9 States, or the National Guard, who served after September 11, 10 2001, and their spouses and dependents, exempt from s. 11 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the 12 State Constitution, regardless of whether such individuals made 13 reasonable efforts to protect such information from being 14 public. Servicemembers perform among the most critical, most 15 effective, and most dangerous operations in defense of our 16 nation's freedom. Terrorist groups continue to threaten 17 servicemembers and their families and encourage terrorist 18 sympathizers to harm servicemembers and their families within 19 the United States. The Legislature finds that allowing public 20 access to the identification and location information of current 21 or former servicemembers and their families jeopardizes the 22 safety of servicemembers, their spouses, and their dependents. 23 The Legislature finds that protecting the safety and security of 24 current or former members of the Armed Forces of the United 25 States, a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United 26 States, or the National Guard, who served after September 11, 27 2001, and their spouses and dependents, outweighs any public 28 benefit that may be derived from the public disclosure of the 29 identification and location information.