Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1072 Ì682324ÊÎ682324 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/17/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 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. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (2) of 6 section 98.075, Florida Statutes, as amended by CS/SB 1070, 7 enacted in the 2017 Regular Session, to read: 8 98.075 Registration records maintenance activities; 9 ineligibility determinations.— 10 (2) DUPLICATE REGISTRATION.— 11 (c) Information received by the department from another 12 state, through an interstate agreement or a membership in a 13 nongovernmental entity that is solely composed of state 14 government election officials for the sole purpose of sharing 15 and exchanging information in order to verify voter registration 16 information, which is confidential or exempt pursuant to the 17 laws of that state, is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), 18 Art. I of the State Constitution. This paragraph is subject to 19 the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 20 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2022, unless 21 reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the 22 Legislature. 23 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 24 necessity that information received by the Department of State 25 from another state through an interstate agreement entered into 26 under s. 98.075(2), Florida Statutes, or through a membership in 27 a nongovernmental entity that is solely composed of state 28 government election officials for the sole purpose of sharing 29 and exchanging information in order to verify voter registration 30 information, which is confidential or exempt pursuant to the 31 laws of that state be made exempt from s. 119.07(1), Florida 32 Statutes, and s. 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. 33 Participating in interstate agreements or nongovernmental 34 entities to share and exchange information with other states in 35 order to verify voter registration information is critical to 36 ensuring the accuracy of the statewide voter registration 37 system. Maintaining an accurate statewide voter registration 38 system is critical to fair elections in this state. Without the 39 public records exemption, the department will be unable to 40 receive information from other states which might otherwise be 41 confidential or exempt pursuant to the laws of those states, 42 which would impair the ability of the department and supervisors 43 of elections to maintain accurate voter rolls. As a result, the 44 effective and efficient administration of the statewide voter 45 registration system would be hindered. 46 Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that 47 CS/SB 1070 or similar legislation takes effect, if such 48 legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an 49 extension thereof and becomes a law. 50 51 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 52 And the title is amended as follows: 53 Delete everything before the enacting clause 54 and insert: 55 A bill to be entitled 56 An act relating to public records; amending s. 98.075, 57 F.S.; creating a public records exemption for certain 58 information received by the Department of State from 59 another state, through an interstate agreement or a 60 membership in a nongovernmental entity whose 61 membership is solely composed of state government 62 election officials for the sole purpose of sharing and 63 exchanging information in order to verify voter 64 registration information, which is confidential or 65 exempt pursuant to the laws of that state; providing 66 for future legislative review and repeal of the 67 exemption; providing a statement of public necessity; 68 providing a contingent effective date.