Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1078 By Senator Perry 8-01677-18 20181078__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to public records; amending s. 3 119.071, F.S.; creating an exemption from public 4 records requirements for specified United States 5 Census Bureau address information held by an agency; 6 providing an exception to the exemption; authorizing 7 access to other related confidential or exempt 8 information; providing for future legislative review 9 and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of 10 public necessity; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Paragraph (g) is added to subsection (1) of 15 section 119.071, Florida Statutes, to read: 16 119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of 17 public records.— 18 (1) AGENCY ADMINISTRATION.— 19 (g)l. United States Census Bureau address information, 20 including maps showing structure location points, agency records 21 that verify addresses, and agency records that identify address 22 errors or omissions, which is held by an agency pursuant to the 23 Local Update of Census Addresses Program authorized under 13 24 U.S.C. s. 16, is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and 25 s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. 26 2. Such information may be released to another agency or 27 governmental entity in the furtherance of its duties and 28 responsibilities under the Local Update of Census Addresses 29 Program. 30 3. An agency performing duties and responsibilities under 31 the Local Update of Census Addresses Program shall have access 32 to any other confidential or exempt information held by another 33 agency if such access is necessary in order to perform its 34 duties and responsibilities under the program. 35 4. This paragraph is subject to the Open Government Sunset 36 Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed 37 October 2, 2023, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through 38 reenactment by the Legislature. 39 Section 2. The Legislature finds that it is a public 40 necessity that United States Census Bureau address information, 41 including maps showing structure location points, agency records 42 that verify addresses, and agency records that identify address 43 errors or omissions, which is held by an agency be made 44 confidential and exempt from public records requirements. 45 Pursuant to the Local Update of Census Addresses Program 46 authorized under 13 U.S.C. s. 16, United States Census Bureau 47 address information must be kept confidential. Further, all 48 individuals directly involved in reviewing such information and 49 any individuals with access to such information are required to 50 sign a confidentiality agreement to preserve the confidentiality 51 of the address information. Without this exemption, agencies 52 would be prevented from participating in the program. As such, 53 the effective and efficient administration of the Local Update 54 of Census Addresses Program would be hindered at the federal 55 level. Further, it could result in a negative fiscal impact on 56 the state. For the foregoing reasons, the Legislature finds that 57 such information must be made confidential and exempt from 58 public records requirements. 59 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.