Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 702
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/17/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Hays) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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   26  accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2,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.
   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.