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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXX
Chapter 420
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F.S. 420.6231
420.6231 Individual identifying information in homelessness counts and databases; public records exemption.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Individual identifying information” means information that directly or indirectly identifies a specific person, can be manipulated to identify a specific person, or can be linked with other available information to identify a specific person.
(b) “Point-in-Time Count” means an unduplicated count of both the sheltered and unsheltered people in a community who are experiencing homelessness. For purposes of this section, the term includes all survey information received from such persons.
(2) Individual identifying information of a person contained in a Point-in-Time Count or a homeless management information system which is collected pursuant to 42 U.S.C. chapter 119, subchapter IV and 24 C.F.R. part 91 is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. This exemption applies to individual identifying information collected before, on, or after April 6, 2022.
(3) This section does not preclude the release of aggregate information in a Point-in-Time Count or data in a homeless management information system which does not disclose the individual identifying information of a person.
(4) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2027, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature. 1, 3, ch. 2022-33.