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SB 922: Veterans’ Preference in Employment

GENERAL BILL by Burgess

Veterans’ Preference in Employment; Authorizing the state and its political subdivisions to waive certain postsecondary educational requirements for employment for servicemembers and veterans who meet specified criteria; revising the list of positions that are exempt from veterans’ preference requirements; requiring, rather than authorizing, each political subdivision to develop and implement a veterans’ recruitment plan for specified purposes; modifying point preferences given to veterans and their family members when a numerically based selection process is used for hiring, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 6/9/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-57
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/28/2021 Senate • Filed
    2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Rules -SJ 103
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 103
    3/4/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, 03/09/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building
    3/9/2021 Senate • Favorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
    3/10/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
    3/22/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/25/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    3/25/2021 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 324
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    3/29/2021 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/01/21 -SJ 341
    4/1/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 336
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 336
    • Passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 336
    • Immediately certified -SJ 341
    4/1/2021 House • In Messages
    4/8/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/13/2021)
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    4/13/2021 House • Substituted for HB 541
    • Read 2nd time
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    4/14/2021 House • Read 3rd time
    • Passed; YEAS 118, NAYS 0
    4/15/2021 House • Message sent to senate
    4/15/2021 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 507
    6/3/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    6/4/2021 • Approved by Governor
    6/9/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-57

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  • SB 922, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/15/2021 at 8:44 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 541 Veterans' Preference in Employment Buchanan, DiCeglie Similar Last Action: 4/13/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 922 (Ch. 2021-57)

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    295.065 Legislative intent. Page 1 (pdf)
    295.07 Preference in appointment and retention. Page 2 (pdf)
    295.08 Positions for which a numerically based selection process is used. Page 5 (pdf)
    295.085 Positions for which a numerically based selection process is not used. Page 6 (pdf)
    295.09 Reinstatement or reemployment; promotion preference. Page 7 (pdf)
    1002.36 Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Page 8 (pdf)

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  • SB 922, Original Filed Version Posted 1/28/2021 at 1:05 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Pre-Meeting) 3/8/2021 (pdf)
    Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (Post-Meeting) 3/9/2021 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 3/23/2021 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/25/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 541 Veterans' Preference in Employment Buchanan, DiCeglie Similar Last Action: 4/13/2021 H Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 922 (Ch. 2021-57)

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    3/9/2021 9:00 AM Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security 5 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/25/2021 9:00 AM Rules 17 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/1/2021 10:09 AM Senate 38 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/14/2021 2:42 PM House 118 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    295.065 Legislative intent. Page 1 (pdf)
    295.07 Preference in appointment and retention. Page 2 (pdf)
    295.08 Positions for which a numerically based selection process is used. Page 5 (pdf)
    295.085 Positions for which a numerically based selection process is not used. Page 6 (pdf)
    295.09 Reinstatement or reemployment; promotion preference. Page 7 (pdf)
    1002.36 Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Page 8 (pdf)

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