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HB 7031 — OGSR/Criminal Justice Commission

by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee and Rep. Burgess (SB 7002 by Criminal Justice Committee)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill reenacts a current public meetings exemption in s. 286.01141, F.S., which applies to those portions of a meeting of a duly constituted criminal justice commission at which members discuss active criminal intelligence information or active criminal investigative information that could foreseeably be considered, or is currently being considered by the commission. A “duly constituted criminal justice commission” is an advisory commission created by local ordinance whose membership is comprised of individuals from the private sector and the public sector and whose purpose is to examine local criminal justice issues.

Members of a duly constituted criminal justice commission must publicly disclose the fact that they discussed such information in a closed portion of a public meeting of the commission.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 113-0