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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 985.035
985.035 Opening hearings.
(1) All hearings, except as provided in this section, must be open to the public, and no person may be excluded except on special order of the court. The court, in its discretion, may close any hearing to the public when the public interest and the welfare of the child are best served by so doing. Hearings involving more than one child may be held simultaneously when the children were involved in the same transactions.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (1), nothing in this section shall prohibit the publication of proceedings in a hearing.
History.s. 13, ch. 97-238; s. 8, ch. 2006-120.
Note.Former s. 985.205.