Florida Senate - 2020 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 374 Ì270070oÎ270070 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1/AD/2R . 03/06/2020 02:18 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Montford moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Before line 28 4 insert: 5 Section 1. Section 712.065, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 712.065 Extinguishment of discriminatory restrictions.— 8 (1) As used in this section, the term “discriminatory 9 restriction” means a provision in a title transaction recorded 10 in this state which restricts the ownership, occupancy, or use 11 of any real property in this state by any natural person on the 12 basis of a characteristic that has been held, or is held after 13 the effective date of this act, by the United States Supreme 14 Court or the Florida Supreme Court to be protected against 15 discrimination under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United 16 States Constitution or under s. 2, Art. I of the State 17 Constitution, including race, color, national origin, religion, 18 gender, or physical disability. 19 (2) A discriminatory restriction is not enforceable in this 20 state, and all discriminatory restrictions contained in any 21 title transaction recorded in this state are unlawful, are 22 unenforceable, and are declared null and void. Any 23 discriminatory restriction contained in a previously recorded 24 title transaction is extinguished and severed from the recorded 25 title transaction and the remainder of the title transaction 26 remains enforceable and effective. The recording of any notice 27 preserving or protecting interests or rights pursuant to s. 28 712.06 does not reimpose or preserve any discriminatory 29 restriction that is extinguished under this section. 30 (3) Upon request of a parcel owner, a discriminatory 31 restriction appearing in a covenant or restriction affecting the 32 parcel may be removed from the covenant or restriction by an 33 amendment approved by a majority vote of the board of directors 34 of the respective property owners’ association or an owners’ 35 association in which all owners may voluntarily join, 36 notwithstanding any other requirements for approval of an 37 amendment of the covenant or restriction. Unless the amendment 38 also changes other provisions of the covenant or restriction, 39 the recording of an amendment removing a discriminatory 40 restriction does not constitute a title transaction occurring 41 after the root of title for purposes of s. 712.03(4). 42 Section 2. The Division of Law Revision is directed to 43 replace the phrase “the effective date of this act” wherever it 44 occurs in this act with the date the act becomes a law. 45 46 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 47 And the title is amended as follows: 48 Delete line 2 49 and insert: 50 An act relating to housing discrimination; creating s. 51 712.065, F.S.; defining the term “discriminatory 52 restriction”; providing that discriminatory 53 restrictions are unlawful, unenforceable, and declared 54 null and void; providing that certain discriminatory 55 restrictions are extinguished and severed from 56 recorded title transactions; specifying that the 57 recording of certain notices does not reimpose or 58 preserve a discriminatory restriction; providing 59 requirements for a parcel owner to remove a 60 discriminatory restriction from a covenant or 61 restriction; providing a directive to the Division of 62 Law Revision; amending s.