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1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to public records; amending s.
3 119.071, F.S.; providing an exemption from public
4 records requirements for certain identifying and
5 location information of current and former judicial
6 assistants and their spouses and children; providing
7 for retroactive application of the exemption;
8 providing for future legislative review and repeal of
9 the exemption; providing a statement of public
10 necessity; providing an effective date.
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12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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14 Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (4) of section
15 119.071, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
16 119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of
17 public records.—
18 (4) AGENCY PERSONNEL INFORMATION.—
19 (d)1. For purposes of this paragraph, the term:
20 a. "Home addresses" means the dwelling location at which
21 an individual resides and includes the physical address, mailing
22 address, street address, parcel identification number, plot
23 identification number, legal property description, neighborhood
24 name and lot number, GPS coordinates, and any other descriptive
25 property information that may reveal the home address.
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26 b. "Telephone numbers" includes home telephone numbers,
27 personal cellular telephone numbers, personal pager telephone
28 numbers, and telephone numbers associated with personal
29 communications devices.
30 2.a. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of
31 birth, and photographs of active or former sworn law enforcement
32 personnel or of active or former civilian personnel employed by
33 a law enforcement agency, including correctional and
34 correctional probation officers, personnel of the Department of
35 Children and Families whose duties include the investigation of
36 abuse, neglect, exploitation, fraud, theft, or other criminal
37 activities, personnel of the Department of Health whose duties
38 are to support the investigation of child abuse or neglect, and
39 personnel of the Department of Revenue or local governments
40 whose responsibilities include revenue collection and
41 enforcement or child support enforcement; the names, home
42 addresses, telephone numbers, photographs, dates of birth, and
43 places of employment of the spouses and children of such
44 personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care
45 facilities attended by the children of such personnel are exempt
46 from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
47 Constitution.
48 b. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
49 and photographs of current or former nonsworn investigative
50 personnel of the Department of Financial Services whose duties
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51 include the investigation of fraud, theft, workers' compensation
52 coverage requirements and compliance, other related criminal
53 activities, or state regulatory requirement violations; the
54 names, home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and
55 places of employment of the spouses and children of such
56 personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care
57 facilities attended by the children of such personnel are exempt
58 from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
59 Constitution.
60 c. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
61 and photographs of current or former nonsworn investigative
62 personnel of the Office of Financial Regulation's Bureau of
63 Financial Investigations whose duties include the investigation
64 of fraud, theft, other related criminal activities, or state
65 regulatory requirement violations; the names, home addresses,
66 telephone numbers, dates of birth, and places of employment of
67 the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and
68 locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the
69 children of such personnel are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s.
70 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
71 d. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
72 and photographs of current or former firefighters certified in
73 compliance with s. 633.408; the names, home addresses, telephone
74 numbers, photographs, dates of birth, and places of employment
75 of the spouses and children of such firefighters; and the names
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76 and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the
77 children of such firefighters are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and
78 s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
79 e. The home addresses, dates of birth, and telephone
80 numbers of current or former justices of the Supreme Court,
81 district court of appeal judges, circuit court judges, and
82 county court judges, and judicial assistants; the names, home
83 addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and places of
84 employment of the spouses and children of current or former
85 justices, and judges, and judicial assistants; and the names and
86 locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the
87 children of current or former justices, and judges, and judicial
88 assistants are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of
89 the State Constitution.
90 f. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
91 and photographs of current or former state attorneys, assistant
92 state attorneys, statewide prosecutors, or assistant statewide
93 prosecutors; the names, home addresses, telephone numbers,
94 photographs, dates of birth, and places of employment of the
95 spouses and children of current or former state attorneys,
96 assistant state attorneys, statewide prosecutors, or assistant
97 statewide prosecutors; and the names and locations of schools
98 and day care facilities attended by the children of current or
99 former state attorneys, assistant state attorneys, statewide
100 prosecutors, or assistant statewide prosecutors are exempt from
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101 s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
102 g. The home addresses, dates of birth, and telephone
103 numbers of general magistrates, special magistrates, judges of
104 compensation claims, administrative law judges of the Division
105 of Administrative Hearings, and child support enforcement
106 hearing officers; the names, home addresses, telephone numbers,
107 dates of birth, and places of employment of the spouses and
108 children of general magistrates, special magistrates, judges of
109 compensation claims, administrative law judges of the Division
110 of Administrative Hearings, and child support enforcement
111 hearing officers; and the names and locations of schools and day
112 care facilities attended by the children of general magistrates,
113 special magistrates, judges of compensation claims,
114 administrative law judges of the Division of Administrative
115 Hearings, and child support enforcement hearing officers are
116 exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
117 Constitution.
118 h. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
119 and photographs of current or former human resource, labor
120 relations, or employee relations directors, assistant directors,
121 managers, or assistant managers of any local government agency
122 or water management district whose duties include hiring and
123 firing employees, labor contract negotiation, administration, or
124 other personnel-related duties; the names, home addresses,
125 telephone numbers, dates of birth, and places of employment of
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126 the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and
127 locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the
128 children of such personnel are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s.
129 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
130 i. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
131 and photographs of current or former code enforcement officers;
132 the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
133 and places of employment of the spouses and children of such
134 personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care
135 facilities attended by the children of such personnel are exempt
136 from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
137 Constitution.
138 j. The home addresses, telephone numbers, places of
139 employment, dates of birth, and photographs of current or former
140 guardians ad litem, as defined in s. 39.820; the names, home
141 addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and places of
142 employment of the spouses and children of such persons; and the
143 names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended
144 by the children of such persons are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and
145 s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
146 k. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
147 and photographs of current or former juvenile probation
148 officers, juvenile probation supervisors, detention
149 superintendents, assistant detention superintendents, juvenile
150 justice detention officers I and II, juvenile justice detention
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151 officer supervisors, juvenile justice residential officers,
152 juvenile justice residential officer supervisors I and II,
153 juvenile justice counselors, juvenile justice counselor
154 supervisors, human services counselor administrators, senior
155 human services counselor administrators, rehabilitation
156 therapists, and social services counselors of the Department of
157 Juvenile Justice; the names, home addresses, telephone numbers,
158 dates of birth, and places of employment of spouses and children
159 of such personnel; and the names and locations of schools and
160 day care facilities attended by the children of such personnel
161 are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
162 Constitution.
163 l. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
164 and photographs of current or former public defenders, assistant
165 public defenders, criminal conflict and civil regional counsel,
166 and assistant criminal conflict and civil regional counsel; the
167 names, home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and
168 places of employment of the spouses and children of current or
169 former public defenders, assistant public defenders, criminal
170 conflict and civil regional counsel, and assistant criminal
171 conflict and civil regional counsel; and the names and locations
172 of schools and day care facilities attended by the children of
173 current or former public defenders, assistant public defenders,
174 criminal conflict and civil regional counsel, and assistant
175 criminal conflict and civil regional counsel are exempt from s.
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176 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
177 m. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
178 and photographs of current or former investigators or inspectors
179 of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; the
180 names, home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and
181 places of employment of the spouses and children of such current
182 or former investigators and inspectors; and the names and
183 locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the
184 children of such current or former investigators and inspectors
185 are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State
186 Constitution.
187 n. The home addresses, telephone numbers, and dates of
188 birth of county tax collectors; the names, home addresses,
189 telephone numbers, dates of birth, and places of employment of
190 the spouses and children of such tax collectors; and the names
191 and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the
192 children of such tax collectors are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and
193 s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
194 o. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
195 and photographs of current or former personnel of the Department
196 of Health whose duties include, or result in, the determination
197 or adjudication of eligibility for social security disability
198 benefits, the investigation or prosecution of complaints filed
199 against health care practitioners, or the inspection of health
200 care practitioners or health care facilities licensed by the
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201 Department of Health; the names, home addresses, telephone
202 numbers, dates of birth, and places of employment of the spouses
203 and children of such personnel; and the names and locations of
204 schools and day care facilities attended by the children of such
205 personnel are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of
206 the State Constitution.
207 p. The home addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth,
208 and photographs of current or former impaired practitioner
209 consultants who are retained by an agency or current or forme