Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1488 Ì5884527Î588452 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Stargel) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (l) is added to subsection (5) of 6 section 119.071, Florida Statutes, to read: 7 119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of 8 public records.— 9 (5) OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION.— 10 (l)1. For purposes of this paragraph, “identification and 11 location information” means: 12 a. The home address and telephone number of a current 13 member of the Senate or House of Representatives; 14 b. The name, home address, telephone number, and place of 15 employment of the spouse or child of a current legislator; 16 c. The name and location of a school or day care facility 17 attended by the child of a current legislator. 18 2. Identification and location information held by an 19 agency is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the 20 State Constitution if such legislator submits to an agency that 21 has custody of the identification and location information: 22 a. A written request to exempt such information from public 23 disclosure; and 24 b. A written statement that he or she has made a reasonable 25 effort to protect the identification and location information 26 from being accessible through other means available to the 27 public. 28 3. This paragraph is subject to the Open Government Sunset 29 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed 30 on October 2, 2026, unless reviewed and saved from repeal 31 through reenactment by the Legislature. 32 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 33 necessity that the home addresses and telephone numbers of 34 current members of the Senate and the House of Representatives; 35 the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of 36 employment of the spouses and children of such legislators; and 37 the names and location of schools and day care facilities 38 attended by the children of such legislators be made exempt from 39 s. 119.07(1), Florida Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the 40 State Constitution. Members of the Legislature often have to 41 make difficult and impactful policy decisions. As a result, 42 legislators and their family members may receive threats, 43 including, but not limited to, verbal threats, harassment, and 44 intimidation, as a result of carrying out their official duties. 45 Vulnerability to such threats may discourage residents of this 46 state from seeking elected office in order to protect themselves 47 and their families. The Legislature further finds that the harm 48 that may result from the release of such personal identifying 49 and location information outweighs any public benefit that may 50 be derived from the disclosure of the information. 51 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021. 52 53 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 54 And the title is amended as follows: 55 Delete everything before the enacting clause 56 and insert: 57 A bill to be entitled 58 An act relating to public records; amending s. 59 119.071, F.S.; providing an exemption from public 60 records requirements for certain identifying and 61 location information of current members of the 62 Legislature and the spouses and children of such 63 legislators; providing for future legislative review 64 and repeal of the exemption under the Open Government 65 Sunset Review Act; providing a statement of public 66 necessity; providing an effective date.