Florida Legislation – 2019

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Bill Number
and Name
Summary
SB 84: Conversion Therapy
HB 109: Conversion Therapy
Prohibiting a person who is licensed to provide professional counseling or a practitioner who is licensed under provisions regulating the practice of medicine, osteopathic medicine, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling from practicing or performing conversion therapy for an individual who is younger than a specified age; providing that such licensee or practitioner is subject to disciplinary proceedings by the Department of Health and the appropriate board under certain circumstances, etc.
SB 254: Marriage Equality
HB 6009: Marriage Equality
Repealing provisions relating to marriages between persons of the same sex; removing a prohibition on the recognition of marriages entered into between persons of the same sex in this state, another state, or another jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign; removing the definition of the term “marriage,” which limits marriage only to a legal union between one man and one woman, etc.
HB 195: Study of the Bible and ReligionRequires each school district to offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, & Bible to certain students as elective courses; provides course requirements.
HB 235: AbortionRequires physician to examine woman obtaining abortion for presence of detectable fetal heartbeat; revises informed consent for abortion procedure requirements; provides criminal penalties; prohibits termination of pregnancy when fetal heartbeat is detected; provides exceptions.
SB 330: Educational Standards for K-12 Public Schools;Revising the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; providing that such standards are the minimum baseline core content standards for K-12 public schools; revising the requirements for instructional materials that a district school superintendent annually certifies, etc.