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SB 374: Housing Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Rouson

Housing Discrimination; Providing that discriminatory restrictions are unlawful, unenforceable, and declared null and void; removing housing discrimination as a cause of action for certain relief and damages stemming from violations of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revising the conditions under which an aggrieved person may commence a civil action in any appropriate court against a specified respondent to enforce specified rights; authorizing, rather than requiring, a civil action to commence within a specified period after an alleged discriminatory housing practice, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/12/2020 Senate - Ordered enrolled -SJ 845
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/25/2019 Senate • Filed
    10/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 29
    10/28/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 11/05/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    11/5/2019 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 132
    11/6/2019 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    12/2/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 12/09/19, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
    12/9/2019 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 132
    • Now in Rules
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 29
    1/31/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/05/20, 9:30 am, 110 Senate Building
    2/5/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    3/5/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20 -SJ 519
    3/6/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 487
    • Amendment(s) adopted (270070) -SJ 487
    • Ordered engrossed -SJ 488
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/9/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 532
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 532, 533
    3/9/2020 House • In Messages
    • Referred to Calendar -HJ 998
    • Received -HJ 998
    3/10/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20
    • Read 2nd time -HJ 1069
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/11/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1124
    • Passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 1125
    3/12/2020 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 845

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  • SB 374, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/12/2020 at 10:04 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 175 Housing Discrimination Davis, Smith Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 374 passed -HJ 1070
    H 623 (e1) Community Associations Business and Professions Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
    H 689 (e2) Department of Business and Professional Regulation Business and Professions Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in returning Messages
    H 733 (c2) Marketable Record Title Act Smith Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    S 802 (c1) Marketable Record Title Act Perry Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Rules
    S 1154 (c2) Community Associations Baxley Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Rules

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    712.065 Page 2 (pdf)
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 3 (pdf)
    760.34 Enforcement. Page 4 (pdf)
    760.35 Civil actions and relief; administrative procedures. Page 8 (pdf)

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  • SB 374, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/6/2020 at 3:16 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 175 Housing Discrimination Davis, Smith Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 374 passed -HJ 1070
    H 623 (e1) Community Associations Business and Professions Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
    H 689 (e2) Department of Business and Professional Regulation Business and Professions Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in returning Messages
    H 733 (c2) Marketable Record Title Act Smith Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    S 802 (c1) Marketable Record Title Act Perry Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Rules
    S 1154 (c2) Community Associations Baxley Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Rules

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/9/2020 10:41 AM Senate 39 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/11/2020 9:03 PM House 117 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    712.065 Page 2 (pdf)
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 3 (pdf)
    760.34 Enforcement. Page 4 (pdf)
    760.35 Civil actions and relief; administrative procedures. Page 8 (pdf)

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  • SB 374, Original Filed Version Posted 9/25/2019 at 2:45 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 11/4/2019 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 11/6/2019 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Pre-Meeting) 12/6/2019 (pdf)
    Governmental Oversight and Accountability (Post-Meeting) 12/9/2019 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 2/3/2020 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 2/5/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 175 Housing Discrimination Davis, Smith Identical Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) SB 374 passed -HJ 1070

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    270070 - Amendment
    Before line 28 insert:
    Montford 3/6/2020
    10:09 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/6/2020
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (3)

    Date Committee Result
    11/5/2019 2:00 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 0 Nays
    12/9/2019 1:30 PM Governmental Oversight and Accountability 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/5/2020 9:30 AM Rules 16 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.34 Enforcement. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.35 Civil actions and relief; administrative procedures. Page 6 (pdf)

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