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SB 228: Public Records/Probable Cause Finding


Public Records/Probable Cause Finding; Increasing the length of time before an election during which the Florida Elections Commission may not make public a probable cause finding and any related proceedings and records; prohibiting the Commission on Ethics from publicly releasing a notification of a probable cause finding, and the documents made and received in disposition of a complaint or referral, during a specified period immediately preceding an election; providing for future legislative review and repeal; providing statements of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/3/2019 Senate • Filed
    1/22/2019 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 50
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 49
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Ethics and Elections

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  • SB 228, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/3/2019 at 10:41 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 439 Pub. Rec./Probable Cause Finding/Florida Election Commission and Commission on Ethics Buchanan Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    106.25 Reports of alleged violations to Florida Elections Commission; disposition of findings. Page 1 (pdf)
    112.324 Procedures on complaints of violations and referrals; public records and meeting exemptions. Page 3 (pdf)

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