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SB 208: Persons With Disabilities


Persons With Disabilities; Provides that persons with developmental disabilities have a right to be free from negligence. Specifies that entities as well as individuals are liable for damages. Prohibits the operator of a public lodging or food establishment from discriminating on the basis of disability. Applies administrative and civil remedies available under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 to certain violations against persons with disabilities. Creates the "Floridians with Disabilities Act," etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Judiciary (JU)
  4. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/3/2010 Senate • Filed
12/16/2010 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 25
2/14/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/22/11, 9:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 25
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs