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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

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    5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 565, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/25/2019 at 4:43 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Civil Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/26/2019 (pdf)
    Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/1/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 958 Housing Discrimination Rouson Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    S 1142 Housing Discrimination Thurston Similar Last Action: 2/22/2019 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 120

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.34 Enforcement. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.35 Civil actions and relief; administrative procedures. Page 4 (pdf)

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