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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: 4/12/2017 Senate - In returning messages
Location: In returning messages from House
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Judiciary (JU)



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