Lawmakers Consider Public Records Exemption For Boxing Competitions
Who beat who in last night’s boxing match? Under a proposed measure Floridians won’t be able to find out by filing a public records request with the state boxing commission. Rep. Jake Rayburn (R-Valrico) says that should be considered proprietary information.
“There was a small loophole in that records about who won a fight were reported to the boxing commission. They’ll still be reported to the boxing commission. But they would be available for a public records request immediately after they were reported,” Rayburn says.
Rayburn’s bill changes that. He says it’s something that’s important to a TV show called The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which has begun filming in Florida. The producers want to ensure the results of a fight are protected until the show airs.