Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 702 Ì293360ÇÎ293360 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/17/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Hays) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 97.0585, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended, and subsection (3) of that section is 7 reenacted, to read: 8 97.0585 Public records exemption; information regarding 9 voters and voter registration; confidentiality.— 10 (1) The following information held by an agency as defined 11 in s. 119.011, and obtained for the purpose of voter 12 registration, is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and 13 s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution and may be used only 14 for purposes of voter registration: 15 (a) All declinations to register to vote made pursuant to 16 ss. 97.057 and 97.058. 17 (b) Information relating to the place where a person 18 registered to vote or where a person updated a voter 19 registration. 20 (c) The social security number, driver license number, and 21 Florida identification number of a voter registration applicant 22 or voter. 23 (d) All information concerning preregistered voter 24 registration applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age. This 25 paragraph is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in 26 accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 27 2021, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment 28 by the Legislature. 29 (3) This section applies to information held by an agency 30 before, on, or after the effective date of this exemption. 31 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 32 necessity that all information concerning preregistered voter 33 registration applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age which is 34 held by an agency, and obtained for the purpose of voter 35 registration, be confidential and exempt from public records 36 requirements and be used only for purposes of voter 37 registration. Information concerning preregistered 16-year-old 38 and 17-year-old voter registration applicants could be misused 39 if released. Minors are more vulnerable members of society, and 40 the widespread release of information acquired through 41 preregistration activities may be used to solicit, harass, 42 stalk, or intimidate such individuals. Without such protection, 43 a minor may be less likely to take advantage of preregistering 44 to vote, thus hindering the effective and efficient 45 administration of a program that otherwise encourages greater 46 participation in the democratic process. 47 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016. 48 49 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 50 And the title is amended as follows: 51 Delete everything before the enacting clause 52 and insert: 53 A bill to be entitled 54 An act relating to public records; amending s. 55 97.0585, F.S., and reenacting subsection (3), relating 56 to a public records exemption for information 57 regarding voters and voter registration; providing an 58 exemption from public records requirements for 59 information concerning minor preregistered voter 60 registration applicants; providing for future 61 legislative review and repeal; providing for 62 retroactive application; providing a statement of 63 public necessity; providing an effective date.