Title: Public Business; Misc. Provisions
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Title: Public Business; Misc. Provisions
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Abstract: Public Business; Misc. Provisions
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CHAPTER 286

PUBLIC BUSINESS; MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


286.0105 Notices of meetings and hearings must
advise that a record is required to ap-
peal.
286.011 Public meetings and records; public in-
section; penalties.
286.012 Voting requirement at meetings of gov-
ernmental bodies.
286.021 Department of State to hold title to pat-
ents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.
286.031 Authority of Department of State in con-
nection with patents, trademarks, copy-
rights, etc.
286.035 Constitution Revision Commission; pow-
ers of chairman; assistance by state and
local agenCies.
286.041 Prohibited requirements of bidders on
contracts for public works relative to
income tax returns.
286.043 Limitation on use of funds for discrimina-
tory contract or bid specifications relat-
ing to car rental concessions at airports.
286.23 Real property conveyed to public agency;
disclosure of beneficial interests; notice;'
exemptions.'
286.24 Termination of Bicentennial Commission;
powers of Department of Commerce.
286.25 Publication r statement of state sponsor-
ship.
286.26 Accessibility of public meetings to the
physically handicapped.
286.28 Liability ins rance; authority of counties,
state age cies, and certain political
subdivision to purchase.

286.0105 Notices of meetings and hearings
must advise that a record is required to appeaL,
-Each board, commission, or agency of this state or
of any political subdivision thereof shall include in
the notice of any meeting or. hearing, if notice of the
meeting or hearing is required, of such board, com-'
mission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the
advice that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the board, agency, or commission with re-
spect to any matter considered at such meeting br
hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
History.-. 1. ch. 80 150.

286.011 Public meetings and records; public
inspection; penalties.-
(I) All meetings of any board or commission of
any state agency or authority or of any agency or au-
thority of any county, municipal corporation, or po-
litical subdivision, except as otherwise provided in
the Constitution, at which official acts are to be tak-
en are declared to be public meetings open to the
,public at all times, and no resolution, rule, or formal


action shall be considered binding except as taken or
made at such meeting.
(2) The minutes of a meeting of any such board
or commission of any such state agency or authority
shall be promptly recorded and such records shall be
open to public inspection. The circuit courts of this
state shall have jurisdiction to issue injunctions to
enforce the purposes of this section upon application
by any citizen of this state.
(3) Any person who is a member of a board or
commission or of any state agency or authority of any
county, municipal corporation, or political subdivi-
sion who violates the provisions of this section by at-
tending a meeting not held in accordance with the
provisions hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the
second degree, punishable as provided in a. 775.082,
s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(4) Whenever an action has been filed against any
board or commission of any state agency or authority
or any agency or authority of any county, municipal
corporation, or political subdivision to enforce the
provisions of this section or to invalidate the actions
of any such board, commission, agency, or authority,
which action was taken in violation of this section,
and the court determines that the defendant or de-
fendants to such action acted in violation of this sec-
tion, the court shall assess a reasonable attorney's fee
against such agency, and may assess a reasonable at-
torney's fee against the individual filing such an ac-
tion if the court finds it was filed in bad faith or was
frivolous. Any fees so assessed may be assessed
against the individual member or members of such
board or commission; provided, that in any case
where the board or commission seeks the advice of its
attorney and such advice is followed, no such fees
shall be .assessed against the individual member or
members of the board or commission. However, this
subsectioh shall not apply to a state attorney or his
duly authorized assistants or any officer charged with
enforcing the provisions of this section.
(5) Whenever any board or commission of any
state agency or authority or any agency of authority
of any county, municipal corporation, or political
subdivision appeals any court order which has found
said board, commission, agency, or authority to have
violated this section, and such order is affirmed, the
court shall assess a reasonable attorney's fee for the
appeal against such board, commission, agency, or
authority..Any fees so assessed may be assessed
against the individual member or members of such
board or commission; provided, that in any case
where the board or commission seeks the advice of its
attorney and such advice is followed, no such fees
shall be assessed against the individual member or
members of the board or commission.
(6) All persons subject to subsection (1) are pro-
hibited from holding meetings at any facility or loca-
tion which discriminates on the basis of sex, age, race,
creed, color, origin, or economic status or which oper-
ates in such a manner as to unreasonably restrict
public access to such a facility.
(7) Whenever any member of any board or com-
mission of any state agency or authority or any agen-
cy or authority of any county, municipal corporation,
or political subdivision is charged with a violation of
this section and is subsequently acquitted, the board
or commission is authorized to reimburse said mem-
ber for any portion of his reasonable attorney's fees


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