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SB 450: Whistleblower’s Act


Whistleblower’s Act; Revising the actions that an agency or independent contractor is prohibited from taking against an employee who participates in protected activity or discloses certain information; specifying that whistleblower remedies and protections do not apply to certain persons; revising applicability of provisions relating to investigative procedures upon receipt of whistleblower information; revising investigative procedures in response to retaliatory actions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 255 (Ch. 2020-153)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/4/2019 Senate • Filed
    10/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 34
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 34
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 255 (Ch. 2020-153)

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  • SB 450, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/4/2019 at 1:43 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 255 (er) Florida Commission on Human Relations Antone Compare Last Action: 7/1/2020 Chapter No. 2020-153
    S 726 Florida Commission on Human Relations Rouson Compare Last Action: 3/11/2020 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 255 (Ch. 2020-153) -SJ 709

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    14.32 Office of Chief Inspector General. Page 31 (pdf)
    20.055 Agency inspectors general. Page 31 (pdf)
    112.3187 Adverse action against employee for disclosing information of specified nature prohibited; employee remedy and relief. Page 2 (pdf)
    112.3188 Confidentiality of information given to the Chief Inspector General, internal auditors, inspectors general, local chief executive officers, or other appropriate local officials. Page 12 (pdf)
    112.3189 Investigative procedures upon receipt of whistle-blower information from certain state employees. Page 14 (pdf)
    112.31895 Investigative procedures in response to prohibited personnel actions. Page 22 (pdf)
    112.31901 Investigatory records. Page 32 (pdf)
    760.06 Powers of the commission. Page 32 (pdf)

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