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DeSantis Signs Florida Realtors’ Last Priority Bill

SB 374 removes discriminatory language from title transactions, such as deeds, and the governing documents of a property owners’ association.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida Realtors’ final priority bill, SB 374, into law. It’s effective immediately.

The bill provides that “discriminatory restrictions are unlawful, unenforceable, and declared null and void” and it removes “housing discrimination as a cause of action for certain relief and damages stemming from violations of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992.”

In some cases, discriminatory language still exists in official documents, even if that language is unenforceable under federal or state civil rights laws. SB 374 applies to title transactions, such as deeds, and expressly states the restrictions are unlawful, unenforceable, and null and void.

It also provides for summary removal of discriminatory restrictions from the governing documents of a property owners’ association.

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