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HB 565: Housing Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Williams ; Davis ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Daniels ; Joseph ; Mercado

Housing Discrimination; Removes housing discrimination as cause of action for relief & damages stemming from violations of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revises timeframe & conditions under which aggrieved person may commence civil action to enforce specified rights; authorizes, rather than requires, civil action after alleged discriminatory housing practice; authorizes civil action regardless of whether aggrieved person filed complaint with commission; prohibits aggrieved person from filing specified action in certain circumstances; provides exception.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Judiciary Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2019 House • Filed
2/6/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 66
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 66
3/21/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/25/19, 3:00 pm, Sumner Hall
3/25/2019 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 520
3/26/2019 House • Now in Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 520
3/28/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/01/19, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
4/1/2019 House • Favorable by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 555
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 555
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary Committee