Saturday, March 7, 2015

Secrecy Bill will be heard in the House on Tuesday morning

COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE: House Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee

Representative Porter, Chair
Representative Raburn, Vice Chair

MEETING DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TIME: 9:00 -11:00 a.m.

PLACE: Reed Hall, 102 House Office Building

HB 223 -- Public Records and Meetings/Combee -- Postsecondary Education Executive Search is on the agenda of this meeting.

The bill does the following:

  *   Creates an exemption from Florida's public records and open meetings laws for any personal identifying information of an applicant for state university or Florida College System (FCS) institution president, provost, or dean;
  *   Exempts the applicant's name from public disclosure in records or during meetings held for the purpose of vetting applicants. The bill requires release of the list no later than 10 days before the date of the meeting at which a final action or vote is to be taken;
  *   Requires that the final interviews be open to the public.

The UFF Senate voted unanimously to oppose this legislation!

What You Can Do:
Contact the committee members listed below and urge their NO VOTE for HB 223!
If in Tallahassee, attend this meeting!

Chair:                                                  District                                    Tallahassee
Porter, Elizabeth W. [R]                   (386)719-4600                        (850)717-5010

Vice Chair:
Raburn, Jake [R]                               (813)653-7097                        (850)717-5057

Democratic Ranking Member:
Rehwinkel Vasilinda, Michelle [D]  (850) 717-5009                       (850) 717-5009

Cortes, Robert "Bob" [R]                  (407)659-4818                        (850)717-5030
Edwards, Katie A. [D]                      (954)838-1371                        (850)717-5098
Gonzalez, Julio [R]                           (941)480-3560                        (850)717-5074
Hutson, Travis [R]                            (386)446-7644                        (850)717-5024
Jacobs, Kristin Diane [D]                 (954)956-5600                        (850)717-5096
Kerner, Dave [D]                              (561)641-3406                        (850)717-5087
Nuñez, Jeanette M. [R]                     (305)227-5119                        (850)717-5119
Perry, W. Keith [R]                           (352)264-4040                        (850)717-5021
Plasencia, Rene "Coach P" [R]         (407)207-7283                        (850)717-5049
Rodrigues, Ray Wesley [R]              (239)433-6501                        (850)717-5076