Fla.'s Public Records Act Now Impacts Gov't Contractors

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT) -- A new Florida statute requires the adoption of Public Records Act requirements in state contracts with private companies. Many private entity contractors are now subject to public records requirements and could face penalties for failure to comply with the Public Records Act. 

Private companies are subject to the Public Records Act to the extent they possess “public records.” A private entity may also be subject to the act to the extent it has been deemed to be acting on behalf of a public agency. This can...
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