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SB 120: Prohibited Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Abruzzo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sobel ; Soto ; Latvala ; Margolis ; Hutson ; Bullard ; Ring ; Thompson ; Clemens ; Gibson

Prohibited Discrimination; Creating the “Florida Competitive Workforce Act”; revising provisions to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression and the perception of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, handicap, or marital status as impermissible grounds for discrimination; providing an exception for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 2/11/2016 Senate - Unfavorable by Judiciary, laid on Table; YEAS 5 NAYS 5 -SJ 402
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (AGG)
  4. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/11/2015 Senate • Filed
8/21/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Fiscal Policy -SJ 12
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 12
1/21/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/26/16, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
2/3/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/08/16, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Pending Reconsideration (Unfavorable; YEAS 5 NAYS 5)
2/9/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/09/16, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Motion to Reconsider Abandoned
2/11/2016 Senate • Unfavorable by Judiciary, laid on Table; YEAS 5 NAYS 5 -SJ 402