Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 812 Ì460032gÎ460032 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Hutson) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 379.1026, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 379.1026 Site-specific location information for endangered 8 and threatened species; public records exemption.— The site 9 specific location information held by an agency, as defined in 10 s. 119.011, concerning an endangered species as defined in s. 11 379.2291(3)(b), a threatened species as defined in s. 12 379.2291(3)(c), or a species listed by a federal agency as 13 endangered or threatened is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 14 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. This exemption does not 15 apply to the site-specific location information of animals held 16 in captivity. This section is subject to the Open Government 17 Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand 18 repealed on October 2, 2025, unless reviewed and saved from 19 repeal by the Legislature. 20 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 21 necessity that the site-specific location information held by an 22 agency concerning an endangered or threatened species as listed 23 by a federal agency or the Fish and Wildlife Conservation 24 Commission be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, 25 and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. The 26 Legislature finds that the release of such location information 27 would jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or 28 threatened species by increasing the risk of exposure to 29 wildlife poachers or by threatening the integrity of the site 30 due to increased use or traffic. This exemption protects private 31 property owners from potential trespass and related liability 32 issues when endangered or threatened species are found on their 33 properties and encourages such property owners, as well as 34 researchers, to provide agencies with information they might not 35 otherwise provide if such location information were made public. 36 The Legislature finds that the harm that may result from the 37 release of such location information outweighs any public 38 benefit that may be derived from the disclosure of the 39 information. 40 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020. 41 42 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 43 And the title is amended as follows: 44 Delete everything before the enacting clause 45 and insert: 46 A bill to be entitled 47 An act relating to public records; creating s. 48 379.1026, F.S.; providing an exemption from public 49 records requirements for the site-specific location 50 information of certain endangered and threatened 51 species; providing for future legislative review and 52 repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of 53 public necessity; providing an effective date.