CS/HB 7 -  Individual Freedom

by Education & Employment Committee and Avila (CO-SPONSORS) Bell; Borrero; Byrd; Fernandez-Barquin; Fine; Fischer; Grall; Latvala; Maggard; Massullo; McClain; Overdorf; Payne; Roth; Shoaf; Sirois; Truenow; Yarborough
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: July 1, 2022
Last Event: Chapter No. 2022-72 on Friday, April 22, 2022 4:41 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

Senate Referrals

  • Rules
    • On agenda for: 03/01/22 1:30 PM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 12   Nays 5

Related Bills

Bill Text

    • 628910 , Taddeo Date Filed: 03/08/22, Line#: 60 Senate: Failed 3/9/2022 1:07:19 PM
    • 206202 , Polsky Date Filed: 03/08/22, Line#: 60 Senate: Withdrawn 3/9/2022 1:14:38 PM
    • 384306 , Farmer Date Filed: 03/08/22, Line#: 117 Senate: Failed 3/9/2022 1:10:02 PM
    • 491112 , Powell Date Filed: 03/09/22, Line#: 117 Senate: Failed 3/9/2022 1:25:04 PM
    • 901674 , Book Date Filed: 03/09/22, Line#: 409 Senate: Failed 3/9/2022 1:17:03 PM
    • 323462 , Berman Date Filed: 03/08/22, Line#: 471 Senate: Failed 3/9/2022 1:11:50 PM
    • 275286 , Farmer Date Filed: 03/08/22, Line#: 526 Senate: Failed 3/9/2022 1:14:15 PM
    • 567941 , Robinson, F. Date Filed: 02/22/22, Line#: 106 House: Failed 02/24/2022 10:44 AM
    • 751037 , Benjamin Date Filed: 02/23/22, Line#: 375 House: Adopted 02/24/2022 10:46 AM
    • 982331 , Arrington Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 49 House: Failed 02/22/2022 02:57 PM
    • 158369 , Arrington Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 64 House: Failed 02/22/2022 02:59 PM
    • 728883 , Joseph Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 73 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:02 PM
    • 135269 , Joseph Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 83 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:08 PM
    • 558683 , Joseph Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 95 House: Withdrawn 02/22/2022 03:09 PM
    • 258705 , Eskamani Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 106 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:11 PM
    • 886553 , Rayner Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 107 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:13 PM
    • 161453 , Nixon Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 211 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:16 PM
    • 626959 , Avila Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 281 House: Adopted 02/22/2022 03:17 PM
    • 413091 , Driskell Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 351 House: Superseded by Substitute 02/22/2022 03:20 PM
    • SA 849027 , Driskell Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 351 House: Adopted 02/22/2022 03:20 PM
    • 174391 , Benjamin Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 352 House: Superseded by Substitute 02/22/2022 03:22 PM
    • SA 744731 , Avila, Benjamin Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 352 House: Adopted 02/22/2022 03:22 PM
    • 501213 , McCurdy Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 367 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:23 PM
    • 872065 , Eskamani Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 375 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:26 PM
    • 406807 , Nixon Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 396 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:29 PM
    • 333285 , Smith, C. Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 415 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:34 PM
    • 017987 , Rayner Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 429 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:37 PM
    • 487075 , Chambliss Date Filed: 02/18/22, Line#: 484 House: Failed 02/22/2022 03:38 PM
    • 115889 , Avila (EEC) Date Filed: 02/07/22, Line#: 79 House(c): Adopted 02/09/2022 09:32 AM
    • 912177 , Avila (EEC) Date Filed: 02/07/22, Line#: 479 House(c): Adopted 02/09/2022 09:32 AM

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: House Committee: Final Bill Analysis 3/29/2022 8:45:38 AM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Rules 3/2/2022 12:38:43 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Rules 2/28/2022 2:36:17 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Education & Employment Committee 2/11/2022 1:28:22 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Education & Employment Committee 2/4/2022 5:20:15 PM
Chamber: House Committee: State Affairs Committee 2/1/2022 2:11:04 PM
Chamber: House Committee: State Affairs Committee 1/30/2022 1:23:04 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 1/26/2022 12:36:55 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 1/24/2022 4:08:41 PM

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 02/22/2022 02:59 PM   Yeas: 34 Nays: 79 Action: Action 2: Adoption Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 554] Barcode: 158369
Chamber: House Date: 02/22/2022 03:02 PM   Yeas: 36 Nays: 73 Action: Action 2: Adoption Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 555] Barcode: 728883
Chamber: House Date: 02/22/2022 03:08 PM   Yeas: 36 Nays: 76 Action: Action 2: Adoption Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 556] Barcode: 135269
Chamber: House Date: 02/22/2022 03:20 PM   Yeas: 113 Nays: 0 Action: Action 2: Adoption Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 557] Barcode: 849027
Chamber: House Date: 02/22/2022 03:22 PM   Yeas: 113 Nays: 0 Action: Action 2: Adoption Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 558] Barcode: 744731
Chamber: House Date: 02/24/2022 12:34 PM   Yeas: 74 Nays: 41 Action: Action 2: Passage Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 563] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/10/2022 11:40 AM   Yeas: 24 Nays: 15 Action: Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 3] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: Chapter No. 2022-72 Time: 04/22/2022 - 4:41 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Approved by Governor Time: 04/22/2022 - 4:41 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Signed by Officers and presented to Governor Time: 04/22/2022 - 9:34 AM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: H Ordered enrolled Time: 03/10/2022 - 11:53 AM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: H In Messages Time: 03/10/2022 - 11:53 AM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S CS passed; YEAS 24 NAYS 15 -SJ 763 Time: 03/10/2022 - 11:40 AM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S Read 3rd time -SJ 763 Time: 03/10/2022 - 10:09 AM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S Placed on 3rd reading Time: 03/09/2022 - 4:43 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S Amendment(s) failed (275286, 323462, 384306, 491112, 628910, 901674) -SJ 746, 747 Time: 03/09/2022 - 1:07 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 745 Time: 03/09/2022 - 12:38 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/22 -SJ 760 Time: 03/07/2022 - 8:15 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading Time: 03/02/2022 - 12:45 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: e2
Event: S Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -SJ 521 Time: 03/01/2022 - 10:11 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: e2
Event: S Received -SJ 458 Time: 02/28/2022 - 3:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/01/22, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building Time: 02/25/2022 - 3:47 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: e2
Event: S Referred to Rules -SJ 459 Time: 02/24/2022 - 5:47 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: e2
Event: S In Messages Time: 02/24/2022 - 5:15 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 02/24/2022 - 5:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: H Immediately certified Time: 02/24/2022 - 4:40 PM Member: Committee: Version: e2
Event: H CS passed as amended; YEAS 74, NAYS 41 Time: 02/24/2022 - 12:33 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Amendment 751037 adopted Time: 02/24/2022 - 10:46 AM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Amendment 567941 Failed Time: 02/24/2022 - 10:44 AM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 02/24/2022 - 10:41 AM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Amendment 751037 filed Time: 02/23/2022 - 6:36 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Amendment 567941 filed Time: 02/23/2022 - 8:46 AM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Added to Third Reading Calendar Time: 02/22/2022 - 8:21 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Placed on 3rd reading Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:38 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 487075 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:38 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 017987 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:37 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 333285 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 406807 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:29 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 872065 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:26 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 501213 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:23 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 174391 superseded by substitute Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:22 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 744731 adopted Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:22 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 413091 superseded by substitute Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:20 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 849027 adopted Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:20 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 626959 adopted Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:17 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 161453 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:16 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 886553 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:13 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 258705 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:11 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 558683 withdrawn Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:09 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 135269 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:08 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 728883 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 3:02 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 158369 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 2:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 982331 Failed Time: 02/22/2022 - 2:57 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 02/22/2022 - 1:39 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 744731 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 6:58 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 849027 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 6:44 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 258705 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 4:01 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 333285 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 4:00 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 872065 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 3:58 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 728883 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 3:30 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 135269 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 3:28 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 558683 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 3:27 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 626959 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 3:06 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 487075 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 3:02 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 501213 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 1:30 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 886553 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 1:28 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 413091 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 1:05 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 982331 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 11:58 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 158369 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 11:55 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 406807 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 11:32 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 161453 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 11:31 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 017987 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 8:38 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Amendment 174391 filed Time: 02/18/2022 - 8:37 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/22/2022) Time: 02/17/2022 - 9:04 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 02/14/2022 - 7:32 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Bill referred to House Calendar Time: 02/14/2022 - 7:32 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 02/14/2022 - 5:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H CS Filed Time: 02/11/2022 - 1:44 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a) Time: 02/11/2022 - 1:44 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Education & Employment Committee Time: 02/11/2022 - 1:29 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable with CS by Education & Employment Committee Time: 02/09/2022 - 9:32 AM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda Time: 02/04/2022 - 4:21 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in Education & Employment Committee Time: 02/01/2022 - 2:12 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of State Affairs Committee Time: 02/01/2022 - 2:12 PM Member: Committee: State Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by State Affairs Committee Time: 02/01/2022 - 1:56 PM Member: Committee: State Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to State Affairs Committee agenda Time: 01/28/2022 - 3:59 PM Member: Committee: State Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in State Affairs Committee Time: 01/26/2022 - 12:37 PM Member: Committee: State Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Judiciary Committee Time: 01/26/2022 - 12:37 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Judiciary Committee Time: 01/26/2022 - 12:33 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to Judiciary Committee agenda Time: 01/24/2022 - 4:01 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in Judiciary Committee Time: 01/12/2022 - 7:40 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Education & Employment Committee Time: 01/12/2022 - 7:40 PM Member: Committee: Education & Employment Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to State Affairs Committee Time: 01/12/2022 - 7:40 PM Member: Committee: State Affairs Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 01/12/2022 - 7:40 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/11/2022 - 9:25 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 01/11/2022 - 10:02 AM Member: Avila Committee: Version: __