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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)

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  • 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

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  • CS/HB 7, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/10/2022 at 12:04 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 148 Individual Freedom Diaz Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Rules
    H 57 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Fine, Fischer Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Education & Employment Committee
    S 242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Judiciary
    S 2524 (er) Education Appropriations Compare Last Action: 6/3/2022 Chapter No. 2022-154

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 3 (pdf)
    1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of access required. Page 5 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 28 (pdf)
    1003.42 Required instruction. Page 12 (pdf)
    1006.31 Duties of the Department of Education and school district instructional materials reviewer. Page 22 (pdf)
    1006.40 Use of instructional materials allocation; instructional materials, library books, and reference books; repair of books. Page 28 (pdf)
    1012.98 School Community Professional Development Act. Page 23 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 7, Engrossed 2 Posted 2/24/2022 at 2:00 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 2/28/2022 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/2/2022 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 148 Individual Freedom Diaz Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Rules
    H 57 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Fine, Fischer Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Education & Employment Committee
    S 242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Judiciary

    Floor Amendments (7)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    628910 - Amendment
    Delete lines 60 - 226 and insert:
    Taddeo 3/8/2022
    1:31 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    206202 - Amendment
    Delete lines 60 - 108.
    Polsky 3/8/2022
    2:44 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    384306 - Amendment
    Delete lines 117 - 134 and insert:
    Farmer 3/8/2022
    1:17 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    491112 - Amendment
    Delete lines 117 - 279 and insert:
    Powell 3/9/2022
    9:00 AM
    Senate: Failed
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    901674 - Amendment
    Delete lines 409 - 416 and insert:
    Book 3/9/2022
    8:13 AM
    Senate: Failed
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    323462 - Amendment
    Delete line 471 and insert:
    Berman 3/8/2022
    1:52 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF
    275286 - Amendment
    Delete lines 526 - 536 and insert:
    Farmer 3/8/2022
    1:29 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/9/2022
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/1/2022 1:30 PM Rules 12 Yeas - 5 Nays

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/10/2022 11:40 AM Senate 24 Yeas - 15 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 3 (pdf)
    1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of access required. Page 5 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 28 (pdf)
    1003.42 Required instruction. Page 12 (pdf)
    1006.31 Duties of the Department of Education and school district instructional materials reviewer. Page 22 (pdf)
    1006.40 Use of instructional materials allocation; instructional materials, library books, and reference books; repair of books. Page 28 (pdf)
    1012.98 School Community Professional Development Act. Page 23 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 7, Engrossed 1 Posted 2/22/2022 at 4:18 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 148 Individual Freedom Diaz Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Rules
    H 57 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Fine, Fischer Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Education & Employment Committee
    S 242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Judiciary

    Floor Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    567941 - Amendment
    Remove lines 106-268 and insert:
    Robinson, F. 2/22/2022
    9:17 AM
    House: Failed
    2/24/2022
    PDF
    751037 - Amendment
    Remove line 375 and insert:
    Benjamin 2/23/2022
    6:16 PM
    House: Adopted
    2/24/2022
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/24/2022 12:34 PM House 74 Yeas - 41 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 3 (pdf)
    1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of access required. Page 5 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 28 (pdf)
    1003.42 Required instruction. Page 12 (pdf)
    1006.31 Duties of the Department of Education and school district instructional materials reviewer. Page 22 (pdf)
    1006.40 Use of instructional materials allocation; instructional materials, library books, and reference books; repair of books. Page 28 (pdf)
    1012.98 School Community Professional Development Act. Page 23 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 7, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 2/11/2022 at 1:44 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 148 Individual Freedom Diaz Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Rules
    H 57 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Fine, Fischer Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Education & Employment Committee
    S 242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Judiciary

    Floor Amendments (19)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    982331 - Amendment
    Remove lines 49-331 and insert:
    Arrington 2/18/2022
    11:25 AM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    158369 - Amendment
    Remove lines 64-527 and insert:
    Arrington 2/18/2022
    11:24 AM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    728883 - Amendment
    Remove lines 73-88 and insert:
    Joseph 2/18/2022
    3:23 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    135269 - Amendment
    Remove lines 83-92 and insert:
    Joseph 2/18/2022
    3:23 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    558683 - Amendment
    Remove lines 95-97 and insert:
    Joseph 2/18/2022
    3:23 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    258705 - Amendment
    Remove lines 106-123 and insert:
    Eskamani 2/18/2022
    3:56 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    886553 - Amendment
    Remove lines 107-268 and insert:
    Rayner 2/18/2022
    1:20 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    161453 - Amendment
    Remove lines 211-331 and insert:
    Nixon 2/18/2022
    11:15 AM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    626959 - Amendment
    Remove line 281 and insert:
    Avila 2/18/2022
    3:04 PM
    House: Adopted
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    413091 - Amendment
    Remove lines 351-352 and insert:
    Driskell 2/18/2022
    1:01 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    hierarchy 849027 - Substitute Amendment (413091)
    Remove lines 351-352 and insert:
    Driskell 2/18/2022
    6:41 PM
    House: Adopted
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    174391 - Amendment
    Remove lines 352-492 and insert:
    Benjamin 2/18/2022
    8:01 AM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    hierarchy 744731 - Substitute Amendment (174391)
    Remove lines 352-354 and insert:
    Avila 2/18/2022
    6:56 PM
    House: Adopted
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    501213 - Amendment
    Remove lines 367-374 and insert:
    McCurdy 2/18/2022
    1:20 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    872065 - Amendment
    Between lines 375 and 376, insert:
    Eskamani 2/18/2022
    3:54 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    406807 - Amendment
    Remove line 396 and insert:
    Nixon 2/18/2022
    11:15 AM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    333285 - Amendment
    Remove lines 415-459 and insert:
    Smith, C. 2/18/2022
    3:54 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    017987 - Amendment
    Remove line 429 and insert:
    Rayner 2/18/2022
    8:33 AM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF
    487075 - Amendment
    Remove lines 484-494 and insert:
    Chambliss 2/18/2022
    2:59 PM
    House: Failed
    2/22/2022
    PDF

    Floor Votes (5)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/22/2022 2:59 PM House - Amendment 158369 34 Yeas - 79 Nays
    2/22/2022 3:02 PM House - Amendment 728883 36 Yeas - 73 Nays
    2/22/2022 3:08 PM House - Amendment 135269 36 Yeas - 76 Nays
    2/22/2022 3:20 PM House - Amendment 849027 113 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/22/2022 3:22 PM House - Amendment 744731 113 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 3 (pdf)
    1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of access required. Page 5 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 27 (pdf)
    1003.42 Required instruction. Page 12 (pdf)
    1006.31 Duties of the Department of Education and school district instructional materials reviewer. Page 21 (pdf)
    1006.40 Use of instructional materials allocation; instructional materials, library books, and reference books; repair of books. Page 27 (pdf)
    1012.98 School Community Professional Development Act. Page 22 (pdf)

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  • HB 7, Original Filed Version Posted 1/11/2022 at 10:02 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 6/1/2022 (pdf)
    State Affairs Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/1/2022 (pdf)
    Education and Employment Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/11/2022 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 148 Individual Freedom Diaz Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Rules
    H 57 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Fine, Fischer Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Education & Employment Committee
    S 242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination Gruters Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Judiciary

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    115889 - Amendment
    Remove lines 79-81 and insert:
    Avila 2/7/2022
    8:14 PM
    Adopted
    2/9/2022
    PDF
    912177 - Amendment
    Remove lines 479-483 and insert:
    Avila 2/7/2022
    8:15 PM
    Adopted
    2/9/2022
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 2 (pdf)
    1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of access required. Page 4 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 26 (pdf)
    1003.42 Required instruction. Page 11 (pdf)
    1006.31 Duties of the Department of Education and school district instructional materials reviewer. Page 20 (pdf)
    1006.40 Use of instructional materials allocation; instructional materials, library books, and reference books; repair of books. Page 27 (pdf)
    1012.98 School Community Professional Development Act. Page 21 (pdf)

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