|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 22, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Apr 19, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S6994
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S6994 - Details
S6994 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6994 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to preventing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: This bill would prohibit discrimination against victims of domestic violence in housing and certain other settings. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend Executive Law S 292 by revising subdivision 34 to better define the term "victim of domestic violence," Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the bill would amend various subdivisions of Executive Law S 296 to prohibit discrimination in housing and certain other settings, including public accommodations and education, on the basis of an individual's status as a victim of domestic violence. Section 6 of the bill would amend Executive Law S 296 by adding a new subdivision 22 to provide that a housing provider may inquire as to an individual's status as a victim of domestic violence. Section 7 of the bill would provide that it will become effective 90 days after enactment.
S6994 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6994 I N S E N A T E April 19, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to preventing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 34 of section 292 of the executive law is REPEALED and a new subdivision 34 is added to read as follows: 34. THE TERM "VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IS ASCRIBED TO SUCH TERM BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: (a) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person, being the owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, [or] disability [or], marital status, OR STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE of any person, directly or indirectly, to refuse, withhold from or deny to such person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges thereof, including the extension of credit, or, directly or indirectly, to publish, circulate, issue, display, post or mail any written or printed communication, notice or advertisement, to the effect that any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any such place shall be refused, withheld from or denied to any person on account of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, [or] disability [or], marital status, OR STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, or that the patronage or custom thereat of any person of or purporting to be of any particular race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex [or], marital status, OR STATUS AS A VICTIM OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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