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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXX
Chapter 425
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F.S. 425.045
425.045 Meetings of trustees; records.
(1) All meetings of any board of trustees of a cooperative organized pursuant to this chapter, or the board of any affiliated company or subsidiary thereof, at which official acts are to be taken, are declared to be meetings open to the membership of such cooperative at all times, and no formal action shall be considered binding except as taken or made at an open meeting. The minutes of a meeting of any such cooperative board or board of any affiliated company or subsidiary thereof shall be promptly recorded, and such records shall be open to inspection by any cooperative member. Reasonable notice of meetings shall be provided to the membership. The circuit courts of this state shall have jurisdiction to issue injunctions to enforce the purposes of this section upon application by any cooperative member.
(2) Every person who has custody of the records of a cooperative organized pursuant to this chapter, or any affiliated company or subsidiary thereof, shall permit the records to be inspected and examined by any member of such cooperative desiring to do so, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the custodian of the records or the custodian’s designee. The custodian shall furnish a copy of the records upon payment of the actual cost of duplication of the records. This section shall not apply to records which constitute proprietary confidential business information as defined in s. 366.093.
(3) If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared severable.
History.s. 17, ch. 89-292; s. 24, ch. 95-144; s. 91, ch. 97-103.