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CS/SB 966 — Public Records/Disaster Recovery Assistance

by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senator Gainer

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

Prepared by: Infrastructure and Security Committee (IS)

The bill makes confidential and exempt from public disclosure requirements property photographs and personal identifying information of an applicant for or a participant in a federal, state, or local housing assistance program for the purpose of disaster recovery assistance for a presidentially declared disaster. The provision applies to photographs and personal identifying information held by the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, a county, a municipality, or a local housing finance agency.

The bill is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act and will stand repealed on October 2, 2025, unless reviewed and reenacted by the Legislature.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 118-0