senate Bill S2185

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits certain discriminatory practices against victims of domestic violence

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 14, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S2185 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A644
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S498, A9154
2009-2010: S936, A1055

S2185 - Summary

Prohibits certain discriminatory practices against victims of domestic violence relating to housing, including but not limited to, the purchase, rent or lease of a housing accommodation; defines domestic violence victim to include victims of domestic violence pursuant to the social services law and victims of stalking offenses.

S2185 - Sponsor Memo

S2185 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2185

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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, in relation to prohibiting  discrimi-
  natory practices against domestic violence victims

  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 "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS  OR
IS PERCEIVED BY THE ACTOR TO BE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS DEFINED
IN  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE-A  OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, OR
STALKING AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY OF THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subdivision 2-a of section 296  of
the  executive  law,  as amended by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, are
amended to read as follows:
  (a) To refuse to sell, rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or  with-
hold  from  any  person  or group of persons such housing accommodations
because of the race, creed, color, disability, national  origin,  sexual
orientation,   military  status,  age,  sex,  marital  status,  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, or familial status of such person or persons, or
to represent that any housing accommodation or land is not available for
inspection, sale, rental or lease when in fact it is so available.
  (b) To discriminate against any person because of  his  or  her  race,
creed,  color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, military
status, age, sex, marital status, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  VICTIM  STATUS,  or
familial  status in the terms, conditions or privileges of any publicly-
assisted housing accommodations or in the furnishing  of  facilities  or
services in connection therewith.
  (c) To cause to be made any written or oral inquiry or record concern-
ing  the  race, creed, color, disability, national origin, sexual orien-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01040-01-3

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