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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

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  • 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    5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 1279, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/3/2019 at 3:21 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 438 Prohibited Discrimination Gruters Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    H 485 Prohibited Discrimination Webb, Toledo Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    S 430 Prohibited Discrimination Rouson Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.01 Purposes; construction; title. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.02 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.05 Functions of the commission. Page 5 (pdf)
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 6 (pdf)
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 7 (pdf)

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