FL H0233 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 8-2)
Status: Passed on June 23 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-06-23 - Chapter No. 2021-159
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Prohibits State Board of Education and BOG from shielding students, staff, and faculty from certain speech; requires State Board of Education to conduct annual assessment on intellectual freedom & viewpoint diversity; creates a cause of action for recording or publication of certain video or audio recordings; revises provisions related to protected expressive activity, university student governments, & codes of conduct.

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Postsecondary Education


Roll Calls

2021-04-07 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#13 (Y: 23 N: 15 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-18 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#14 (Y: 77 N: 42 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-10 - House - House Education & Employment Committee (Y: 14 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-17 - House - House Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee (Y: 12 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-06-23 Chapter No. 2021-159
2021-06-22 Approved by Governor
2021-06-11 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
2021-04-07HouseOrdered enrolled
2021-04-07HouseIn Messages
2021-04-07SenateImmediately certified
2021-04-07SenateCS passed; YEAS 23 NAYS 15
2021-04-07SenateRead 3rd time
2021-04-01SenatePlaced on 3rd reading
2021-04-01SenateRead 2nd time
2021-04-01SenateSubstituted for CS/CS/SB 264
2021-04-01SenatePlaced on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2021-04-01SenateWithdrawn from Appropriations
2021-03-30SenateReferred to Appropriations
2021-03-25HouseMessage sent to senate
2021-03-25SenateIn Messages
2021-03-18HouseCS passed; YEAS 77, NAYS 42
2021-03-18HouseRead 3rd time
2021-03-18HouseRead 2nd time
2021-03-11HouseBill added to Special Order Calendar (3/18/2021)
2021-03-11HouseAdded to Second Reading Calendar
2021-03-11HouseBill referred to House Calendar
2021-03-10House1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
2021-03-10HouseCS Filed
2021-03-10HouseLaid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
2021-03-10HouseReported out of Education & Employment Committee
2021-03-10HouseFavorable with CS by Education & Employment Committee
2021-03-08HouseAdded to Education & Employment Committee agenda
2021-03-02House1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
2021-03-02House1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
2021-02-23HouseNow in Education & Employment Committee
2021-02-23HouseReferred to Education & Employment Committee
2021-02-23HouseOriginal reference removed: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
2021-02-19HouseCS Filed
2021-02-19HouseLaid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
2021-02-19HouseReported out of Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
2021-02-17HouseFavorable with CS by Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
2021-02-10HousePCS added to Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee agenda
2021-01-22HouseReferred to Post-Secondary Education and Lifelong Learning Subcommittee; Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education and Employment Committee

Same As/Similar To

S264 (Same As) 2021-04-01 - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 233 (Ch. 2021-159)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
100103Amended CodeSee Bill Text
1001706Amended CodeSee Bill Text
1004097Amended CodeSee Bill Text
100426Amended CodeSee Bill Text
100660Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Florida State Sources

Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/233/Vote/HouseVote_h00233c2014.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/233/Vote/SenateVote_h00233c2013.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/billvote.aspx?VoteId=56849&IsPCB=1&BillId=70303
Roll Callhttps://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/billvote.aspx?VoteId=58058&IsPCB=0&BillId=70303

Bill Comments