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HB 7121 — Public Records/Lottery

by State Affairs Committee; and Rep. Ingoglia (SB 7100 by Innovation, Industry, and Technology Committee)

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 creates public records exemptions from inspection or copying of public records, for designated confidential and exempt information held by the Florida Department of the Lottery (department), which if released, could harm the security or integrity of the department, including information relating to:

  • Security of the department’s technologies and practices to prevent attacks and unauthorized access;
  • Lottery games, tickets and equipment information;
  • Information required to be maintained as confidential for the department to participate in multistate lottery associations or games; and
  • Personal identifying information and financial information for current or future retailers and vendors, received by the department as part of background investigations.

The bill provides specified information related to department contracts is a public record, including the amount of money paid, the payment structure, expenditures, incentives, bonuses, fees, and penalties.

The public records exemptions are subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act and will be repealed on October 2, 2024, unless reenacted by the Legislature.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 96-12