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Bill Text: HB 0131
HB 0131 2004
   
1 A bill to be entitled
2          An act relating to the Fair Housing Act; amending s.
3    760.22, F.S.; defining the term "source of income";
4    amending s. 760.23, F.S.; prohibiting discrimination in
5    the sale or rental of housing because of a person's source
6    of income; providing an effective date.
7         
8          Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9         
10          Section 1. Present subsections (9) and (10) of section
11    760.22, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (10) and
12    (11), respectively, and a new subsection(9) is added to said
13    section, to read:
14          760.22 Definitions.--As used in ss. 760.20-760.37, the
15    term:
16          (9) "Source of income" means receipt of any federal,
17    state, or local assistance, including medical assistance or rent
18    supplements.
19          Section 2. Subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) of
20    section 760.23, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
21          760.23 Discrimination in the sale or rental of housing and
22    other prohibited practices.--
23          (1) It is unlawful to refuse to sell or rent after the
24    making of a bona fide offer, to refuse to negotiate for the sale
25    or rental of, or otherwise to make unavailable or deny a
26    dwelling to any person because of race, color, national origin,
27    sex, handicap, familial status, or religion, or source of
28    income.
29          (2) It is unlawful to discriminate against any person in
30    the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a
31    dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in
32    connection therewith, because of race, color, national origin,
33    sex, handicap, familial status, or religion, or source of
34    income.
35          (3) It is unlawful to make, print, or publish, or cause to
36    be made, printed, or published, any notice, statement, or
37    advertisement with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling
38    that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination
39    based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial
40    status, or religion, or source of incomeor an intention to make
41    any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
42          (4) It is unlawful to represent to any person because of
43    race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or
44    religion, or source of incomethat any dwelling is not available
45    for inspection, sale, or rental when such dwelling is in fact so
46    available.
47          (5) It is unlawful, for profit, to induce or attempt to
48    induce any person to sell or rent any dwelling by a
49    representation regarding the entry or prospective entry into the
50    neighborhood of a person or persons of a particular race, color,
51    national origin, sex, handicap, familial status, or religion, or
52    source of income.
53          Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
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