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SB 958: Housing Discrimination


Housing Discrimination; Removing housing discrimination as a cause of action for certain relief and damages stemming from violations of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revising the conditions under which an aggrieved person may commence a civil action in any appropriate court against a specified respondent to enforce specified rights; authorizing, rather than requiring, a civil action to commence within a specified period after an alleged discriminatory housing practice, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/12/2019 Senate • Filed
    2/19/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 106
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 106
    4/3/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/08/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    4/8/2019 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 331
    4/9/2019 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

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  • SB 958, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/12/2019 at 11:22 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 4/5/2019 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 4/8/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 565 Housing Discrimination Williams, Davis Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Judiciary Committee
    S 1142 Housing Discrimination Thurston Similar Last Action: 2/22/2019 S Withdrawn prior to introduction -SJ 120

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/8/2019 4:00 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    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 3 (pdf)

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