FL Senate Set to Pass Anti-Grooming Legislation

March 7, 2022 Updated 9:22 PM ET

March 7, 2022 Updated 8:30 A.M. ET

TAMPA (FCV) – Monday, the Florida Senate is set to further discuss the passage of HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education Act, or more accurately described as the ‘anti-grooming’ bill.

Left-wing activists and Democrats who oppose the anti-grooming legislation have falsely labeled HB 1557 the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” even though that is not the objective goal or function of the proposal.

Rather, if passed, the law would take effect July 1 and provide additional routes of information to parents regarding their child’s personal information, prevents school districts from withholding certain information that is “critical” to the child’s “mental, emotional, or physical well-being,” and prevents students up through third grade from being spoken to about sex.

Governor Ron DeSantis (R) Press Secretary Christina Pushaw dubbed the proposal the “Anti-Grooming Bill,” because grooming is colloquially understood as

DeSantis has indicated support for the legislation, but he did not propose it.

Democrats believe that the bill is set to pass, but continue fierce opposition and demonstrations against its passage.

HB 1557 was proposed by Florida State Representative Joe Harding (R).

To read the full bill text, click here.

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