senate Bill S707

Provides that no person shall because of their sex be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 11 / Jan / 2013
    • TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR OPINION
  • 06 / Feb / 2013
    • OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • 13 / Jan / 2014
    • TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR OPINION
  • 21 / Feb / 2014
    • OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

Summary

Provides that no person shall because of sex be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S707
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2920
2009-2010: S3489

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BILL NUMBER:S707

TITLE OF BILL:
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 11 of article 1 of the constitution, in
relation to equal protection of laws

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This establishes an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the New York State
Constitution to insure that no person in the State of New York will
be denied equal protection of the laws based on the sex of the person.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Adds the category of "sex" to the protected categories of section 11
of article 1 to the New York State Constitution.

JUSTIFICATION:
Only a constitutional amendment will guarantee that women and men are
treated equally under the law. Further, a constitutional amendment
will require that the courts of New York use a strict scrutiny
standard when reviewing cases of sex discrimination. In the 21st
century, in New York, it is inconceivable that women do not have the
constitutional protection of being treated equally under the law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.2920 - Died in the Judiciary
2010: S.3489/A.1642 - Died on Third Reading/Died in Assembly
Judiciary
2009: S.3489/A.1642 - Died in Senate Judiciary/Died in
Assembly Judiciary
2007:08: A.1267/S.1764 - Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Referred to Senate
2005-06: A.3465/S.1864 Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Referred to Senate
2003-04: A.11831 Referred to Judiciary

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal, if any.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendments
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after
the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and,
conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   707

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 11 of article 1 of  the  constitution,
  in relation to equal protection of laws

  Section 1. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  11.  No  person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of
this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
color, SEX, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his
or her civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation,  or
institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.
  S  2.  RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89027-01-3

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