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1 Welcome to the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection Administrative Meeting WHEN:Today, Tuesday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or upon completion. WHERE: Florida Department of Transportation 605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, Florida NOTES:The Florida Channel will be broadcasting and streaming this meeting live on The general public is encouraged to attend. However, as this is an administrative meeting, public comments will be accepted during subsequent meetings of the Task Force. Please, no signs will be allowed in the auditorium. MORE INFO: Website: The public is invited to provide input by ing the task force at: Follow the Task Force on

2 2012 Sunshine Law Overview Patricia R. Gleason Special Counsel for Open Government Attorney General Pam Bondi 2

3 Sunshine Law Overview 3  Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law, commonly referred to as the Sunshine Law, provides a right of access to governmental proceedings at both the state and local levels. The law is equally applicable to elected and appointed boards and has been applied to any gathering of two or more members of the same board to discuss some matter which will foreseeably come before that board for action.

4 Sunshine Law Overview 4 There are three basic requirements : 1) Meetings of public boards or commissions must be open to the public 2) Reasonable notice of such meetings must be given 3) Minutes of the meetings must be taken, promptly recorded and open to public inspection

5 Task Force Staff John Konkus, Lt. Governor’s chief of staff   Thomas Dunne, Senior Government Analyst, Office of Policy and Budget Michael Ramage, General Council, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

6 Media questions can be directed to, Governor’s press office. Thank you! Jackie Schutz Deputy Press Secretary Governor Rick Scott

7 Website: The public is invited to provide input by ing the task force at: Follow the Task Force on

8 Travel Questions? If you have a green post-it your contact is: Dawn Hanson , If you have a yellow post-it your contact is: Michelle Davila, Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration, Florida House of Representatives (850) , If you have a blue post-it your contact is: Kelly Goddard, Office of the Senate President, , If you have a red post-it your contact is: Emery Gainey, ,

9 Purpose “To investigate how to make sure a tragedy such as this does not occur in the future, while at the same time, protecting the fundamental rights of all of our citizens – especially the right to feel protected and safe in our state.” Governor Rick Scott

10 Draft Mission The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection will review Florida Statute 776, listen to the concerns and ideas of the citizens of Florida, and make recommendations to the Governor and the Florida Legislature to ensure the rights of all Floridians to feel safe and secure in our state.

11 Draft Guiding Principles 1.Provide forums where the citizens of Florida have the opportunity to be heard regarding their concerns with Statute 776 and recommendations for change. 2.Develop trust by bringing objectivity to the meetings, listening with an open mind, and maintaining a calm and productive environment.

12 Draft Guiding Principles 3. Ensure an open and honest discussion of relevant laws, rules, regulations, and programs. 4. Identify any viable options and opportunities that may prevent tragedies or other such incidents. 5. Protect the rights of all Floridians to feel safe and secure in our state.

13 Draft Scope of Work Determine where and when public hearings should be held in the state with a rationale for locations based on Guiding Principles. Define the listening processes to be used in these public hearings, as well as any methods for soliciting ideas that will be made available to the public. Develop communication plan with multiple and varied media forms to ensure all interested citizens have the opportunity to receive the location and listening process information.

14 Draft Scope of Work Review and discuss Statute 776 for areas of controversy while maintaining a focus on Citizen Safety and Protection. Conduct meetings and consolidate information including relevant data. Prepare a report for Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature.

15 Calendar and Meetings Schedule availability Locations and rationale Process for meeting agendas


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