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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title X
Public Officers, Employees, And Records
Chapter 119
Public Records
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Section 119.08, Florida Statutes 2001

119.08  Photographing public records.--

(1)(a)  In all cases where the public or any person interested has a right to inspect or take extracts or make copies from any public record, instruments or documents, any person shall hereafter have the right of access to said records, documents or instruments for the purpose of making photographs of the same while in the possession, custody and control of the lawful custodian thereof, or his or her authorized deputy.

(b)  This section applies to the making of photographs in the conventional sense by utilization of a camera device to capture images of documents, paper, books, receipts, paper photographs, and other similar media and excludes the duplication of microfilm in the possession of the clerk of the circuit court where a copy of the microfilm may be made available by the clerk.

(2)  Such work shall be done under the supervision of the lawful custodian of the said records, who shall have the right to adopt and enforce reasonable rules governing the said work. Said work shall, where possible, be done in the room where the said records, documents or instruments are by law kept, but if the same in the judgment of the lawful custodian of the said records, documents or instruments be impossible or impracticable, then the said work shall be done in such other room or place as nearly adjacent to the room where the said records, documents and instruments are kept as determined by the lawful custodian thereof.

(3)  Where the providing of another room or place is necessary, the expense of providing the same shall be paid by the person desiring to photograph the said records, instruments or documents. While the said work hereinbefore mentioned is in progress, the lawful custodian of said records may charge the person desiring to make the said photographs for the services of a deputy of the lawful custodian of said records, documents or instruments to supervise the same, or for the services of the said lawful custodian of the same in so doing at a rate of compensation to be agreed upon by the person desiring to make the said photographs and the custodian of the said records, documents or instruments, or in case the same fail to agree as to the said charge, then by the lawful custodian thereof.

History.--s. 8, ch. 67-125; s. 1, ch. 89-57; s. 756, ch. 95-147.

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