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HB 161: Prohibited Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Toledo ; Webb ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Alexander ; Aloupis ; Ausley ; Caruso ; Casello ; Clemons ; Cortes ; Daley ; Davis ; Diamond ; Driskell ; DuBose ; Duran ; Eskamani ; Fernandez ; Fitzenhagen ; Geller ; Goff-Marcil ; Good ; Gottlieb ; Grieco ; Hart ; Hattersley ; Hogan Johnson ; Jacobs ; Jenne ; Jones ; Joseph ; Killebrew ; LaMarca ; Mariano ; Mercado ; Newton ; Plasencia ; Polo ; Polsky ; Raschein ; Silvers ; Slosberg ; Smith, C. ; Stark ; Valdes ; Watson, B. ; Watson, C. ; Willhite

Prohibited Discrimination; Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity in public lodging establishments & public food service establishments; revises provisions of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 & Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation & gender identity; provides exception for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/12/2019 House • Filed
9/25/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 18
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 18
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee