Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 16, 2012
committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
|Jan 31, 2012
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S6349
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S6349 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§291, 292, 295, 296 & 296-a, Exec L; amd §40-c, Civ Rts L; amd §313, Ed L; amd §§485.00, 485.05, 240.30, 240.31 & 240.00, Pen L; amd §200.50, CP L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S195, A4226
2015-2016: S61, A4558
2017-2018: S502, A3358
2011-S6349 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression; defines "gender identity or expression" as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth; further includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.
2011-S6349 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6349 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, the civil rights law and the education law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression; and to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to including offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression, and include offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 declares the legislative intent. Section 3 adds new subdivision 35 to section 292 of the Executive Law, defining of "gender identity or expression." Other sections add "gender identity or expression" to the list of factors that prohibit discrimination, as follows:
2011-S6349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6349 I N S E N A T E January 31, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law and the educa- tion law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression; and to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to including offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treat- ment as hate crimes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature reaffirms that the state has the responsibility to act to assure that every indi- vidual within this state is afforded an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life, and that the failure to provide such equal opportunity, whether because of discrimination, prejudice, intolerance or inadequate education, training, housing or health care not only threatens the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants, but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state and threatens the peace, order, health, safety and general welfare of the state and its inhabitants. The legislature further finds that many residents of this state have encountered prejudice on account of their gender identity or expression, and that this prejudice has severely limited or actually prevented access to employment, housing and other basic necessities of life, lead- ing to deprivation and suffering. The legislature further recognizes that this prejudice has fostered a general climate of hostility and distrust, leading in some instances to physical violence against those perceived to live in a gender identity or expression which is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth. In so doing, the legislature makes clear its action is not intended to promote any particular attitude, course of conduct or way of life. Rath- er its purpose is to ensure that individuals who live in our free socie- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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