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SB 436: Religious Expression in Public Schools

GENERAL BILL by Baxley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Steube ; Mayfield ; Stargel ; Campbell ; Brandes ; Broxson

Religious Expression in Public Schools; Citing this act as the "Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act"; prohibiting a school district from discriminating against students, parents, or school personnel on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression; prohibiting penalty or reward for a student’s religious expression in coursework, artwork, or other specified assignments; requiring a school district to comply with the federal requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 6/12/2017 - Chapter No. 2017-74
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Judiciary (JU)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/23/2017 Senate • Filed
    2/1/2017 Senate • Referred to Education; Judiciary -SJ 68
    2/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 03/06/17, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    3/6/2017 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 147
    • Now in Judiciary -SJ 147
    3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 68
    3/9/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/14/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    3/14/2017 Senate • Favorable by- Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 4 -SJ 181
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 181
    3/16/2017 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/21/17
    3/21/2017 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 233
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/23/2017 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 241
    • Passed; YEAS 23 NAYS 13 -SJ 242
    3/29/2017 House • In Messages
    3/30/2017 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 512
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/04/17
    • Received -HJ 512
    4/4/2017 House • Substituted for CS/HB 303 -HJ 539
    • Read 2nd time -HJ 539
    • Amendment(s) adopted (471677) -HJ 540
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    4/5/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 571
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 3 -HJ 572
    4/12/2017 Senate • In returning messages
    5/4/2017 Senate • Refused to concur, requested House to recede -SJ 823
    5/4/2017 House • In returning messages
    5/5/2017 House • Receded from 1 amendment(s) (471677) -HJ 1259, 1260
    • Passed; YEAS 103 NAYS 12 -HJ 1260
    5/8/2017 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 1375
    6/5/2017 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/9/2017 • Approved by Governor
    6/12/2017 • Chapter No. 2017-74

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  • SB 436, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 5/8/2017 at 10:18 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 303 (c1) Religious Expression in Public Schools Daniels, Williams Compare Last Action: 4/4/2017 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 436 (Ch. 2017-74) -HJ 539

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  • SB 436, Original Filed Version Posted 1/23/2017 at 3:20 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Education (Pre-Meeting) 3/3/2017 (pdf)
    Education (Post-Meeting) 3/6/2017 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 3/13/2017 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 3/14/2017 (pdf)
    House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 303 (c1) Religious Expression in Public Schools Daniels, Williams Compare Last Action: 4/4/2017 H Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 436 (Ch. 2017-74) -HJ 539

    Floor Amendments (6)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    579438 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Rader 3/20/2017
    4:36 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    3/21/2017
    Web Page
    PDF
    153675 - Amendment
    Remove line 39 and insert:
    Stark 5/5/2017
    10:44 AM
    House: Ruled Out of Order
    5/5/2017
    PDF
    471677 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Daniels 3/31/2017
    10:48 AM
    House: Recede
    5/5/2017
    PDF
    hierarchy 451919 - Amendment to Amendment (471677)
    Remove line 28 and insert:
    Geller 3/31/2017
    4:40 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/4/2017
    PDF
    hierarchy 834487 - Amendment to Amendment (471677)
    Remove line 56 and insert:
    Geller 3/31/2017
    4:40 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    4/4/2017
    PDF
    hierarchy 792156 - S Amend. to H Amend. (471677)
    Delete lines 5 - 58 and insert:
    Baxley 5/3/2017
    5:58 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    5/4/2017
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    3/6/2017 1:30 PM Education 5 Yeas - 2 Nays
    3/14/2017 2:00 PM Judiciary 5 Yeas - 4 Nays

    Floor Votes (3)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/23/2017 11:23 AM Senate 23 Yeas - 13 Nays
    4/5/2017 4:07 PM House 114 Yeas - 3 Nays
    5/5/2017 9:04 PM House 103 Yeas - 12 Nays

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