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HB 1279: Prohibited Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Fernandez ; Mariano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Aloupis ; Casello ; Duran ; Grieco ; Jacquet ; LaMarca ; Latvala ; Plasencia ; Polo ; Polsky ; Raschein ; Rodriguez, A.M. ; Silvers ; Willhite

Prohibited Discrimination; Defines terms "gender identity" & "sexual orientation"; revises functions of Florida Commission on Human Relations; revises provisions regarding remedies for unlawful discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity in area of employment; adds sexual orientation & gender identity as impermissible grounds for discrimination with respect to specified unlawful employment practices; provides exception to specified provisions for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2019 House • Filed
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 128
3/8/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 378
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee