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CS/SB 7008: Housing Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Governmental Oversight and Accountability

Housing Discrimination; Removing housing discrimination as a cause of action for certain relief and damages stemming from violations of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; authorizing, rather than requiring, a civil action to commence within 2 years after an alleged discriminatory housing practice; authorizing an aggrieved person to commence a civil action regardless of whether a specified complaint has been filed and regardless of the status of any such complaint, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Messages
Location: In messages from Senate
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (AGG)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/28/2015 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Governmental Oversight and Accountability
• On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 10/06/15, 10:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building -- Submitted as Committee Bill; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
10/9/2015 Senate • Filed
10/21/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 104
11/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 11/17/15, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
11/17/2015 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 125
11/18/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government -SJ 125
1/8/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 01/13/16, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 104
1/13/2016 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 184
1/14/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 184
1/29/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/03/16, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2016 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -SJ 305
2/5/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 305
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/10/16
2/9/2016 Senate • CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 317
2/10/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 342
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/11/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 400
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 400
2/18/2016 House • In Messages
3/11/2016 House • Died in Messages