Is the lab subject to the open records law in its state? No
Is the lab subject to federal FOIA? No
Name: Florida Animal Enterprise Protection Act
Citation: West's F. S. A. § 828.40 - 43
Name: Florida Anti-Cruelty Act
Citation: West's F S A § 82801 - 82843,West's F S A § 768139
Open Records Law
Name: Florida Sunshine Law
Citation: Fla. Stat. section 119.01 et. seq.
Anyone can file a request. There is no deadline for response. There are no appeals, although the Florida Attorney General offers nonbinding opinions for disputes. Fees are for search/retrieval and reproduction. Fee waivers aren’t addressed, but the law says that agencies “may” charge fees, which implies that they have the power to not charge. A lot of journalists and transparency advocates say that Florida has the best public-records law of any state, but our experience requesting animal documents from universities and colleges is so-so at best.