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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XIX
Chapter 288
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F.S. 288.9551
288.9551 Exemptions from public records and meetings requirements; Scripps Florida Funding Corporation.
(1) As used in this section, the term “grantee” has the same meaning ascribed in s. 288.955.
(2) The following information held by the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation under s. 288.955 is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution:
(a) Materials that relate to methods of manufacture or production, potential trade secrets, patentable material, actual trade secrets as defined in s. 688.002, or proprietary information received, generated, ascertained, or discovered by or through the grantee.
(b) Agreements and proposals to receive funding, including grant applications; however, those portions of such agreements and proposals to receive funding, including grant applications, that do not contain information made confidential and exempt by paragraph (a) of this subsection, shall not be confidential and exempt upon issuance of the report that is made after the conclusion of the project for which funding was provided. The exemption created in this paragraph specifically excludes any agreement by the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation to release funds to the grantee.
(c) Materials that relate to the recruitment of scientists and researchers.
(d) The identity of donors or potential donors to the grantee who wish to remain anonymous.
(e) Information received from a person from another state or nation or the Federal Government which is otherwise confidential or exempt pursuant to the laws of that state or nation or pursuant to federal law.
(f) Personal identifying information of individuals who participate in human trials or experiments.
(g) Medical or health records relating to participants in clinical trials.
(3)(a) That portion of a meeting of the board of directors of the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation at which information is presented or discussed that is confidential and exempt under subsection (2) is exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(b) Any records generated during any portion of an exempt meeting are confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(4) Public employees shall be permitted to inspect and copy information that is made confidential and exempt under this section exclusively for the performance of their public duties.
(5) Any person who willfully and knowingly violates the provisions of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(6) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2014, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
History.s. 1, ch. 2003-419; s. 60, ch. 2008-4; s. 2, ch. 2009-236.
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