CS/CS/SB 1060 — Public Records and Meetings/911, E911, or Public Safety Radio Communication System
by Rules; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; and Senator Thurston
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Innovation, Industry, and Technology Committee (IT)
The bill makes confidential and exempt from public records disclosure requirements certain plans and geographical maps relating to 911, E911, or public safety radio communication structures or facilities owned and operated by a state agency. Any portion of a meeting that would reveal the confidential and exempt information is made exempt from the public meeting requirements.
An agency is authorized to disclose the confidential and exempt information to:
- Another governmental entity if disclosure is necessary for the receiving entity to perform its duties and responsibilities;
- A licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who is performing work on or related to the 911 or E911 communication system infrastructure, including towers, antennae, equipment or facilities used to provide 911 or E911 communication services, or other 911 or E911 communication structures or facilities owned and operated by an agency; or
- Upon a showing of good cause before a court of competent jurisdiction.
The bill provides for the scheduled repeal of the public records and public meetings exemptions on October 2, 2025, pursuant to the Open Government Sunset Review Act and contains legislative findings of public necessity for the exemptions.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.
Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0