Military Members Information Soon to be Excluded

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Posted at 10:18 PM, Apr 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-16 18:24:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (AP) - It could soon be harder to find addresses, phone numbers and other personal information for current and former military members in Florida.

The House unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would allow active and former military members to tell government agencies to keep private personal information that would otherwise be public record. It would also apply to their spouses and children.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said the Islamic State group's posting of names and addresses of 100 military members last month highlights the need for his Bill (HB 185).

The bill originally applied only to members of special operations units, but Gaetz expanded the language because of the Islamic State group posting that encouraged sympathizers to kill military members.