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SB 1598: Immigration and Immigrants


Immigration and Immigrants; Citing this act as the “Welcoming Florida Act”; repealing provisions relating to patient immigration status data collection by hospitals; deleting a requirement that an employer discontinue employing a person after learning that the person is or has become an unauthorized alien; adding freedom from discrimination because of immigration status to the purposes of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; specifying duties of certain officials concerning certification of certain activities in support of visa applications; requiring certain persons and businesses offering immigration assistance to make a required disclosure, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2024 Senate • Filed
1/10/2024 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Fiscal Policy
• Introduced
3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Judiciary