■ Florida colleges are worried they will be banned from the state’s camp. They’re pointing to a specific bill that’s making moves now in the Florida house. Students say House Bill 999 would eliminate African American fraternities and sororities. Tonight on your side, Tristan Hardy has been looking y carefully into this.
Very carefully indeed. Now posts have been making rounds on social media claiming House Bill 999 will remove Black Greek lettered organizations from Florida’s college campuses. But the bill doesn’t necessaril. Say that. House Bill 999 was authored by Republican representative Alex Andrade of Pensacola. In the original writing of the ,
There were concerns about this . Florida colleges wouldn’t be abo use funds that quote, promote, support, or maintain any programs or cams activities that support diversi, equity, and inclusion. During a legislative committee meeting, representative Andrade said thel would not impact black fraternities or sororities. How does this impact the Divine 9 black sororities?
And fraternities and their abily to host social justice events, voters registration events, social justice to the each othes peers. Representative Henson? It does not. It does not affect them at all. The writing of thel has since been updated March 15. Now, it reads quote students fees to support student LED organizations are permitted,
Notwithstanding any speech or expressive activity by such organizations that would otherwise violate this subsectiI would never do anything to harmr infringe or or do away with the opportunity for students coming up behind me. Representative Andrada talked to me on the phone Monday. He says student LED organizatios are not. Affected that
Regardless of what that student LED organization espouses believes in and promotes, the restrictions in the bill regarding DUI administrators do not apply to them. Now Representative Andrade says, please excuse me. He says that getting rid of black fraternities and sororities is far from the trut, and we’re working on getting a
Legal expert to read the bill so we can independently confirm for ourselves in the studio. I’m Tristan Hardy, First Coast news on your side.