Example of a bill that threatens access to public records. (HB1679)

  • House Bill (HB1679) is an example of legislation which was introduced in the Florida House of Representatives by the Committee on State Administration, authored by Representative Brummer.

  • Lines 13-16, page 1 reads; "...providing that county recorders may not place images or copies of specified official records on a publicity available Internet website for general public display..."

  • This bill has the possibility of threatening public access to public records on the Internet. We, as PR practitioners, use the Internet and websites as tools to gather information for the public.

  • We also need to learn how to read and interpret legislation, so we can relay correct information to our publics.

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