HB 659: Housing Discrimination
GENERAL BILL by Raschein
Housing Discrimination; Removes housing discrimination as cause of action for certain relief & damages resulting from violations of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revises provisions of the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation & gender identity; revises conditions under which aggrieved person may commence civil action against specified respondent; prohibits aggrieved person from commencing specified civil action if such person has consented to conciliation agreement, with exception, or if administrative law judge has commenced hearing on record on allegation.
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Commerce Committee -HJ 80
• Introduced -HJ 80
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
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