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HB 635: Unlawful Discrimination

GENERAL BILL by Watson, B.

Unlawful Discrimination; Prohibits discrimination on basis of height or weight in specified areas; revises general purpose of Florida Civil Rights Act; revises function of Florida Commission on Human Relations; provides civil & administrative remedies for discrimination on basis of height or weight; provides exception to unlawful employment practices based on height or weight; reenacts provisions relating to administrative & civil remedies for violations of Florida Civil Rights Act.

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

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/14/2019 House • Filed
    11/25/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 52
    1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 52
    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 635, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/14/2019 at 10:57 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 863 Pub. Rec./Unlawful Discrimination Watson Linked Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    S 644 Florida Civil Rights Act Braynon Similar Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    S 1168 Public Records/Complaints Related to Discrimination Based on Height or Weight Braynon Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    420.516 Discrimination prohibited. Page 2 (pdf)
    509.092 Public lodging establishments and public food service establishments; rights as private enterprises. Page 2 (pdf)
    760.01 Purposes; construction; title. Page 3 (pdf)
    760.05 Functions of the commission. Page 3 (pdf)
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 4 (pdf)
    760.08 Discrimination in places of public accommodation. Page 4 (pdf)
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 5 (pdf)
    760.11 Administrative and civil remedies; construction. Page 8 (pdf)

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