Bill to exempt county councils from Sunshine Law deferred

by Larry Geller

The House Judiciary Committee today deferred HB2742, the bill that would have exempted county councils from the Sunshine Law.

I was attending a court martial today and could not be at the hearing, but I’m pretty sure that the publicity the bill received from Common Cause tweets, Ian Lind, Civil Beat, this blog and possibly . . . → Read More: Bill to exempt county councils from Sunshine Law deferred

Lawmakers vote to shield themselves from questions

By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief10:48 p.m. EST, February 16, 2012

TALLAHASSEE – A House committee voted Thursday for a bill that would shield legislators and their staffs from ever being required to testify or produce public records when they get sued.

The Republican-controlled Legislature’s proposal to grant itself what’s called “absolute privilege” in any civil suit or legal proceeding . . . → Read More: Lawmakers vote to shield themselves from questions