Florida Senate - 2020 SB 942 By Senator Pizzo 38-01055-20 2020942__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to implicit bias training; amending s. 3 943.1716, F.S.; requiring the Criminal Justice 4 Standards and Training Commission to include specified 5 implicit bias training in instruction related to 6 dealing with diverse populations; amending s. 1000.05, 7 F.S.; requiring the State Board of Education to 8 develop requirements for training for all K-12 9 instructional personnel and administrators in 10 recognizing and overcoming implicit bias; requesting 11 that the Supreme Court develop training requirements 12 for judges in recognizing and overcoming implicit 13 bias; providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 943.1716, Florida Statutes, is amended 18 to read: 19 943.1716 Continued employment training relating to diverse 20 populations.— 21 (1) The commission shall by rule require that each officer 22 receive, as part of the 40 hours of required instruction for 23 continued employment or appointment as an officer, instruction 24 in the subject of interpersonal skills relating to diverse 25 populations, with an emphasis on the awareness of cultural 26 differences. 27 (2) The training required by this section must include 28 instruction in recognizing and overcoming implicit bias, which 29 is the unconscious and often subtle associations made between 30 groups of people and stereotypes about those groups. This 31 training must be based on the Fair and Impartial Policing 32 training program. 33 Section 2. Present subsection (8) of section 1000.05, 34 Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (9), and a new 35 subsection (8) is added to that section, to read: 36 1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in 37 the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of 38 access required.— 39 (8) By July 1, 2021, the State Board of Education shall 40 develop requirements for training for all public K-12 41 instructional personnel and administrators in recognizing and 42 overcoming implicit bias, which is the unconscious and often 43 subtle associations made between groups of people and 44 stereotypes about those groups. 45 Section 3. The Legislature requests that the Supreme Court 46 adopt rules that require judges to receive training in 47 recognizing and overcoming implicit bias, which is the 48 unconscious and often subtle associations made between groups of 49 people and stereotypes about those groups. 50 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.