Fla. Bill Would Protect Info In Public-Private Proposals

Law360, Miami (February 21, 2014, 6:54 PM EST) -- Building on steps Florida lawmakers took last year to expand the use of public-private partnerships in the state, a bill filed Friday in the state House of Representatives aims to address concerns about protecting sensitive corporate information in the proposal process.

H.B. 1051, filed by Rep. Ken Roberson, R-Port Charlotte, would add a limited public records exemption to state law for unsolicited proposals that private companies make to the government for collaborative projects, in which private entities finance and construct public facilities, then run and collect revenue from them for a specific period of time.

“The disclosure of information in an...

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