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CS/CS/HB 459: Public Records

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee ; Massullo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Slosberg ; Smith

Public Records; Provides that certain information related to agency contracts is not confidential or exempt from public records requirements; removes or revises numerous provisions relating to exemptions from public records requirements for trade secrets.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law if CS/CS/HB 461 or similar legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes law
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/26/2017 House • Filed
11/1/2017 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 42
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 41
1/12/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, 01/17/18, 8:30 am, Morris Hall
1/17/2018 House • CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 364
1/18/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 358, 359
1/19/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 369
2/6/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/08/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
2/8/2018 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 559
2/12/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 554
2/13/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 562
2/15/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/20/18
2/20/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 623
• Amendment(s) adopted (435049, 795813) -HJ 625
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/21/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 651, 652
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 112 NAYS 2 -HJ 652
2/28/2018 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 416
• Received -SJ 415
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability