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22 Exemptions Added to Florida Open Government Laws

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The Florida Legislature wrapped up its session by passing 22 new open records and meetings exemptions, but the state’s First Amendment Foundation said only one was problematic. That bill exempts from the public record hurricane damage claims insurance companies submit to a common “loss projection model” which is then used to set rates. The law will prevent homeowners from making comparisons on their damage settlements, said Barbara Peterson, president of the Foundation. (5/18/05)