Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 750 Ì876508AÎ876508 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Judiciary (Perry) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (510198) 2 3 Delete lines 13 - 30 4 and insert: 5 the requester of such determination within 5 days and notify the 6 requester of the right to enter into mediation under the public 7 records mediation program created under s. 16.60 in order to 8 facilitate a resolution of the public records request. If the 9 requester declines to enter into mediation with the agency or if 10 the parties to the mediation fail to reach a mutually acceptable 11 and voluntary agreement regarding the public records request, 12 the requester may request that the agency seek a declaratory 13 interpretation as to whether the requested record is subject to 14 an exemption. Upon such request, the agency shall file the 15 petition for the declaratory interpretation in the circuit court 16 of the county in which the requester resides. Additionally, the 17 agency may seek a declaratory interpretation regardless of 18 whether the requester requests that the agency file such a 19 petition. The requester has standing to participate in any 20 proceeding regarding the declaratory interpretation. The agency 21 is responsible for all court costs and its attorney fees as to 22 the declaratory interpretation petition.