senate Bill S5823

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Clarifies the scope of the term "educational institution"

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 17, 2011 referred to rules

S5823 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8094
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L

S5823 - Summary

Clarifies the scope of the term "educational institution".

S5823 - Sponsor Memo

S5823 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5823

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND  --  (at  request  of the Division of Human
  Rights) -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying the scope
  of the application of subdivision 4  of  section  296  to  educational
  institutions

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 35 to read as follows:
  35. THE TERM "EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION", WHEN  USED  IN  THIS  ARTICLE,
SHALL MEAN:
  (A) ANY EDUCATION CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION WHICH HOLDS ITSELF OUT TO
THE  PUBLIC TO BE NON-SECTARIAN AND EXEMPT FROM TAXATION PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE FOUR OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW; OR
  (B) ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL, INCLUDING ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOARD OF COOPER-
ATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES, PUBLIC COLLEGE, OR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended  by
chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  It  shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an [education
corporation or association which holds itself out to the  public  to  be
non-sectarian  and  exempt  from  taxation pursuant to the provisions of
article four of the real property tax law]  EDUCATIONAL  INSTITUTION  to
deny  the use of its facilities to any person otherwise qualified, or to
permit the harassment of any student or  applicant,  by  reason  of  his
race,  color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation,
military status, sex, age or marital status, except that any such insti-
tution which establishes or maintains a policy of educating  persons  of
one sex exclusively may admit students of only one sex.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09756-01-1

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