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FL H1557


Parental Rights in Education

Requires district school boards to adopt procedures that comport with certain provisions of law for notifying student's parent of specified information; requires such procedures to reinforce fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding upbringing & control of their children; prohibits school district from adopting procedures or student support forms that prohibit school district personnel from notifying parent about specified information or that encourage student to withhold from parent such information; prohibits school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification & involvement in critical decisions affecting student's mental, emotional, or physical well-being; prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels; requires school districts to notify parents of healthcare services; authorizes parent to bring action against school district to obtain declaratory judgment; provides for additional award of injunctive relief, damages, & reasonable attorney fees & court costs to certain parents.

Legislative Session


2022 Regular Session


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2022-02-2810:30Hearing412 Knott BuildingSenate Appropriations Hearing
2022-02-1715:00HearingN/AHouse Judiciary Committee Hearing
2022-01-2009:00HearingN/AHouse Education & Employment Committee Hearing


2022-03-29Chapter No. 2022-22
2022-03-28Approved by Governor
2022-03-28Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
2022-03-08Ordered enrolled
2022-03-08In Messages
2022-03-08CS passed; YEAS 22 NAYS 17
2022-03-08Read 3rd time
2022-03-07Placed on 3rd reading
2022-03-07Amendment(s) failed (175814, 201756, 290096, 374376, 421704, 427586, 486826, 538822, 734244, 745072, 755282, 756788, 907198) 716, 717
2022-03-07Read 2nd time
2022-03-03Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/22
2022-03-01Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2022-02-28Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 12 NAYS 8
2022-02-25On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/28/22, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
2022-02-24Referred to Appropriations
2022-02-24In Messages
2022-02-24Immediately certified
2022-02-24CS passed as amended; YEAS 69, NAYS 47
2022-02-24Read 3rd time
2022-02-22Added to Third Reading Calendar
2022-02-22Placed on 3rd reading
2022-02-22Amendment 138729 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 275051 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 194533 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 722367 adopted
2022-02-22Amendment 870647 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 634251 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 600607 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 703365 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 705429 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 178971 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 784679 Failed
2022-02-22Amendment 884605 Failed
2022-02-22Read 2nd time
2022-02-171st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
2022-02-17Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/22/2022)
2022-02-17Bill referred to House Calendar
2022-02-17CS Filed
2022-02-17Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
2022-02-17Reported out of Judiciary Committee
2022-02-17Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
2022-02-15PCS added to Judiciary Committee agenda
2022-01-25Now in Judiciary Committee
2022-01-25Referred to Judiciary Committee
2022-01-241st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
2022-01-21CS Filed
2022-01-21Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
2022-01-21Reported out of Education & Employment Committee
2022-01-20Favorable with CS by Education & Employment Committee
2022-01-18Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda
2022-01-16Now in Education & Employment Committee
2022-01-16Referred to Judiciary Committee
2022-01-16Referred to Education & Employment Committee
2022-01-111st Reading (Original Filed Version)