Tiger Woods Relief Act: House to discuss restricting release of 911 calls

TALLAHASSEE — Dubbed the " Tiger Woods Relief Act" by an opponent, a bill that would dramatically limit public access to 911 emergency calls is scheduled for debate in the state House.

The measure (PCB GAP 1003) scheduled to be discussed Wednesday would prohibit the release of recorded 911 calls. It would allow access to call transcripts, but only after 60 days and at the expense of whoever requests those transcripts.

Supporters say the measure is necessary because some callers might be hesitant to seek assistance knowing that the tape is subject to public disclosure. Opponents say public access, among other things, ensures proper oversight of emergency service and police departments.

The 911 calls related to the Tiger Woods incident came within days of the event.

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