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senate Bill S1275
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S1275 - Details
S1275 - Summary
Provides for protection of persons in exercise or enjoyment of rights under state and federal laws; provides for civil action by attorney general, civil action by person aggrieved, and criminal penalties; applies to defendants acting or not acting under color of law; provides for various penal sanctions in addition to civil relief… (view more) defines "sexual orientation".
S1275 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1275 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting constitutional or civil rights of the people PURPOSE: To provide for a state statutory right to bring an action for damages resulting from discrimination, threats or acts of violence and intimidation, which parallels the rights of action and is found in sections 1983 and 1984 of Title 42 of the U.S. code. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 44-b of the Civil Rights Law. Provides for protection of persons in exercise or enjoyment of rights under state and federal laws. Provides for civil action by persons aggrieved, and criminal penalties. JUSTIFICATION: The Civil Rights Law is one of the repositories for New York's statutory provisions on human rights. Article 4 of the Civil Rights 40-45 establishes equal rights to access and enjoyment of places of public accommodation such as theatres, hotels and educational institutions. Discrimination by owners and employees of such establishments, which is based upon race, color, creed or national origin, is punishable as a
S1275 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1275 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ADAMS, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting consti- tutional or civil rights of the people THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 44-b to read as follows: S 44-B. VIOLATIONS OF CONSTITUTIONAL OR CIVIL RIGHTS; CIVIL ACTIONS; AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS. 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE DECLARES THAT IT IS THE POLICY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO ASSURE THAT EACH RESI- DENT IS AFFORDED AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A FULL AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE WITHOUT FEAR OF DISCRIMINATION BASED UPON RACE, RELIGION, CREED, COLOR, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, DISABILITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. THE STATE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTIONALLY GUAR- ANTEED RIGHTS OF ITS RESIDENTS. THE LEGISLATURE NOTES WITH ALARM THE CONTINUED GROWTH IN THE STATE OF ACTS AND THREATS OF VIOLENCE AND INTIM- IDATION, DENYING TO MEMBERS OF RACIAL, RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC GROUPS THEIR FUNDAMENTAL CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS. ACTS WHICH DENY OR DEPRIVE OTHERS OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONALLY GUARANTEED RIGHTS THREATEN THE RIGHTS AND PRIVI- LEGES OF ALL PERSONS AND UNDERMINE THE FOUNDATION OF A FREE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT ENACTMENT OF THIS LEGISLATION WILL ENHANCE THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE. 2. WHENEVER ANY PERSON OR PERSONS, WHETHER OR NOT ACTING UNDER COLOR OF LAW, INTERFERE BY THREATS, INTIMIDATION OR COERCION, OR ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE BY THREATS, INTIMIDATION OR COERCION, WITH THE EXERCISE OR ENJOYMENT BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS OF RIGHTS SECURED BY THE CONSTITUTION OR LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, OR OF RIGHTS SECURED BY THE CONSTITUTION OR LAWS OF THIS STATE, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY BRING A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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