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HB 583 Single-Sex Public Facilities

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Frank Artiles


“The purpose of this bill is to ensure the safety and privacy of everyone who uses bathrooms, spas, and changing rooms.”

HB 583 | Single-Sex Public Facilities

Single-Sex Public Facilities: Requires that use of single-sex facilities be restricted to persons of sex for which facility is designated; prohibits knowingly & willfully entering single-sex public facility designated for or restricted to persons of other biological sex; provides exemptions; provides private cause of action against violators; provides for preemption.


Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Last Event: Filed on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 8:40 AM


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Latest UPDATE: March 4, 2015

Civil Justice Subcommittee Passes House Bill 583 – Single Sex Public Facilities

Miami, FL— On the second day of the 2015 Florida Legislative Session, the Civil Justice Subcommittee passed House Bill 583 – Single Sex Public Facilities (HB 583). Rep. Frank Artiles submitted this bill in early February with the purpose of providing for public safety and privacy for all individuals using single-sex public facilities across the State of Florida. Following various conversations with key stakeholders, he amended it to include more inclusive language, options for establishments, and reasonable exemptions while still maintaining proactive protective measures against potential violence and crimes.

“This is common sense legislation that protects Florida’s families, and the committee saw it that way,” said Rep. Artiles.

From here, the bill goes on to the Government Operations Subcommittee and, if passed, will continue on to the Judiciary Committee. For more information contact the office of Representative Artiles at 305-252-4300 or at

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Previous Updates

February 23, 2015

Since Rep. Artiles introduced HB 583 in early February, the bill’s goal has always been to provide for public safety and privacy

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February 12, 2015

Rep. Frank Artiles (R. District 118) has submitted an amendment to House Bill 583 (HB 583), an act relating to the regulation

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