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CS/HB 1117: Athletics

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Workman

Athletics; Requires specified organizations using specified facilities to comply with policies regarding bullying & harassment; requires FHSAA to adopt specified guidelines regarding promotion of respectful conduct in interscholastic athletics; requires that specified participants in athletics sign pledge; requires that certain athletics coaching staff be trained in policies promoting mutual respect in athletics; requires sanctions for bullying or harassment that occurs in games or competitions; prohibits bullying or harassment in intercollegiate athletics; provides that there is no private right of action; provides for referring of incidents to proper authorities; provides that it is an unlawful employment practice for professional sports franchise to fail to take reasonable measures to prevent abusive conduct; provides that there is no private right of action; provides for enforcement by AG in civil action; provides affirmative defense; provides that act may not be construed or implemented to infringe upon right of free speech.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Education Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/25/2014 House • Filed
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 93
3/5/2014 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Education Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 204
3/14/2014 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/18/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/18/2014 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -HJ 311
3/19/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 307
3/24/2014 House • Now in Education Committee -HJ 336
5/2/2014 House • Died in Education Committee