CS/HB 853: Housing Discrimination
GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee ; Davis ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Peters ; Shaw
Housing Discrimination; Removes housing discrimination as cause of action for certain relief & damages stemming from violations of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revises conditions under which aggrieved person may commence civil action in appropriate court against specified respondent to enforce specified rights; provides that aggrieved person does not need to take specified actions before bringing civil action; authorizes, rather than requires, civil action to commence within 2 years after alleged discriminatory housing practice; authorizes aggrieved person to commence civil action regardless of whether specified complaint has been filed & regardless of status of any such complaint; prohibits aggrieved person from filing specified action in certain circumstances; prohibits aggrieved person from commencing specified civil action if an administrative law judge has commenced hearing on record on allegation.
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
- Judiciary (JU)
- Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
- Rules (RC)
• Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 76
• Introduced -HJ 76
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 01/30/18, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
• CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 4 -HJ 476
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 468
• Original reference(s) removed: Careers and Competition Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 491
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 491
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
• Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 1 -HJ 670
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 670
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
• Read 2nd time -HJ 725
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 765
• CS passed; YEAS 111 NAYS 3 -HJ 765, 766
• In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 570
• Received -SJ 570
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary
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