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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.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/6/2017 House • Filed
    2/15/2017 House • Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Commerce Committee -HJ 80
    3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 80
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee

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  • HB 659, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/6/2017 at 3:30 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 742 Housing Discrimination Latvala Similar Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Judiciary
    H 623 Prohibited Discrimination Diamond, Plasencia Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 H Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
    S 268 Housing Discrimination Rouson Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Judiciary
    S 666 Prohibited Discrimination Clemens Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    419.001 Site selection of community residential homes. Page 12 (pdf)
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.22 Definitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    760.23 Discrimination in the sale or rental of housing and other prohibited practices. Page 4 (pdf)
    760.24 Discrimination in the provision of brokerage services. Page 5 (pdf)
    760.25 Discrimination in the financing of housing or in residential real estate transactions. Page 6 (pdf)
    760.26 Prohibited discrimination in land use decisions and in permitting of development. Page 7 (pdf)
    760.29 Exemptions. Page 8 (pdf)
    760.34 Enforcement. Page 8 (pdf)
    760.35 Civil actions and relief; administrative procedures. Page 9 (pdf)

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