Florida League of Cities

Public Records and Meetings of a Utility Owned or Operated by a Local Government (Support) – Passed

CS/SB 7006 (Regulated Industries) and HB 7047 (Ethics, Elections and Open Government Subcommittee) extend the repeal date for the public records and public meetings exemptions relating to information technology security of local government utilities to October 2, 2027, which coincides with the repeal date for cybersecurity public records exemptions for all public agencies. In addition, the bills save from repeal the public record exemption related to customer meter-derived data and billing information. CS/SB 7006 passed the Senate (39-0) and the House (115-0) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (O’Hara)