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CS/HB 7: Individual Freedom

GENERAL BILL by Education and Employment Committee ; Avila ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bell ; Borrero ; Byrd ; Fernandez-Barquin ; Fine ; Fischer ; Grall ; Latvala ; Maggard ; Massullo ; McClain ; Overdorf ; Payne ; Roth ; Shoaf ; Sirois ; Truenow ; Yarborough

Individual Freedom; Provides that subjecting individuals to specified concepts under certain circumstances constitutes discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin; revising requirements for required instruction on the history of African Americans; requiring the department to prepare and offer certain standards and curriculum; authorizing the department to seek input from a specified organization for certain purposes; prohibits instructional materials reviewers from recommending instructional materials that contain any matter that contradicts certain principles; requires DOE to review school district professional development systems for compliance with certain provisions of law.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 4/22/2022 - Chapter No. 2022-72
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/11/2022 House • Filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
1/12/2022 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Referred to State Affairs Committee
• Referred to Education & Employment Committee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
1/24/2022 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
1/26/2022 House • Favorable by Judiciary Committee
• Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Now in State Affairs Committee
1/28/2022 House • Added to State Affairs Committee agenda
2/1/2022 House • Favorable by State Affairs Committee
• Reported out of State Affairs Committee
• Now in Education & Employment Committee
2/4/2022 House • Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda
2/9/2022 House • Favorable with CS by Education & Employment Committee
2/11/2022 House • Reported out of Education & Employment Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
2/14/2022 House • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
• Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
2/17/2022 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/22/2022)
2/22/2022 House • Read 2nd time
• Amendment 982331 Failed
• Amendment 158369 Failed
• Amendment 728883 Failed
• Amendment 135269 Failed
• Amendment 258705 Failed
• Amendment 886553 Failed
• Amendment 161453 Failed
• Amendment 626959 adopted
• Amendment 849027 adopted
• Amendment 413091 superseded by substitute
• Amendment 744731 adopted
• Amendment 174391 superseded by substitute
• Amendment 501213 Failed
• Amendment 872065 Failed
• Amendment 406807 Failed
• Amendment 333285 Failed
• Amendment 017987 Failed
• Amendment 487075 Failed
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
2/24/2022 House • Read 3rd time
• Amendment 567941 Failed
• Amendment 751037 adopted
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 74, NAYS 41
• Immediately certified
2/24/2022 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Rules -SJ 459
2/25/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/01/22, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/28/2022 Senate • Received -SJ 458
3/1/2022 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -SJ 521
3/2/2022 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/7/2022 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/22 -SJ 760
3/9/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 745
• Amendment(s) failed (275286, 323462, 384306, 491112, 628910, 901674) -SJ 746, 747
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/10/2022 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 763
• CS passed; YEAS 24 NAYS 15 -SJ 763
3/10/2022 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled
4/22/2022 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2022-72