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SB 590: Prohibited Discrimination Based on Hairstyle


Prohibited Discrimination Based on Hairstyle; Citing this act as the “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act” or “CROWN Act”; prohibiting discrimination based on protected hairstyle in the K-20 public education system; defining the terms “race” and “protective hairstyles” for purposes of public K-12 nondiscrimination requirements, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Education Pre-K -12 (ED)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/8/2023 Senate • Filed
    2/16/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Education Pre-K -12; Rules
    3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
    5/5/2023 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 590, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/8/2023 at 1:09 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 51 Prohibited Discrimination Based on Hairstyle in the Education System Driskell Compare Last Action: 5/5/2023 H Died in Education Quality Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1000.05 Discrimination against students and employees in the Florida K-20 public education system prohibited; equality of access required. Page 2 (pdf)
    1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights. Page 4 (pdf)
    1002.421 State school choice scholarship program accountability and oversight. Page 4 (pdf)

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