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CS/HB 853: Housing Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee ; Davis ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Peters ; Shaw

Housing Discrimination; Removes housing discrimination as cause of action for certain relief & damages stemming from violations of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revises conditions under which aggrieved person may commence civil action in appropriate court against specified respondent to enforce specified rights; provides that aggrieved person does not need to take specified actions before bringing civil action; authorizes, rather than requires, civil action to commence within 2 years after alleged discriminatory housing practice; authorizes aggrieved person to commence civil action regardless of whether specified complaint has been filed & regardless of status of any such complaint; prohibits aggrieved person from filing specified action in certain circumstances; prohibits aggrieved person from commencing specified civil action if an administrative law judge has commenced hearing on record on allegation.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/1/2017 House • Filed
12/13/2017 House • Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 76
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 76
1/26/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 01/30/18, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
1/30/2018 House • CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 4 -HJ 476
1/31/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 468
2/5/2018 House • Original reference(s) removed: Careers and Competition Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 491
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 491
2/19/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/18, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/21/2018 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 1 -HJ 670
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 670
2/22/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
2/28/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 725
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/1/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 765
• CS passed; YEAS 111 NAYS 3 -HJ 765, 766
3/1/2018 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 570
3/2/2018 Senate • Received -SJ 570
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary