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Chapter 943
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F.S. 943.0314
943.0314 Public records and public meetings exemptions; Domestic Security Oversight Council.
(1)(a) That portion of a meeting of the Domestic Security Oversight Council at which the council will hear or discuss active criminal investigative information or active criminal intelligence information as defined in s. 119.011 is exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution, if:
1. The chair of the council announces at a public meeting that, in connection with the performance of the council’s duties, it is necessary that active criminal investigative information or active criminal intelligence information be discussed.
2. The chair declares the specific reasons that it is necessary to close the meeting, or portion thereof, in a document that is a public record and filed with the official records of the council.
3. The entire closed meeting is recorded. The recording must include the times of commencement and termination of the closed meeting or portion thereof, all discussion and proceedings, and the names of the persons present. No portion of the closed meeting shall be off the record. The recording shall be maintained by the council.
(b) An audio or video recording of, and any minutes and notes generated during, a closed meeting of the council or closed portion of a meeting of the council are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution until such time as the criminal investigative information or criminal intelligence information heard or discussed therein ceases to be active. Such audio or video recording and minutes and notes shall be retained pursuant to the requirements of s. 119.021.
(2) Only members of the council, staff supporting the council’s functions, and other persons whose presence has been authorized by the chair of the council shall be allowed to attend the exempted portions of council meetings. The council shall ensure that any closure of its meetings as authorized by this section is limited so that the policy of this state in favor of public meetings is maintained.
History.s. 1, ch. 2005-211; s. 168, ch. 2008-4; s. 1, ch. 2010-74.