senate Bill S4373

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination based on a person's family status or pregnancy status

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Mar 25, 2013 referred to education

S4373 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§313 & 3201, Ed L

S4373 - Summary

Prohibits discrimination based on a person's family status or pregnancy status.

S4373 - Sponsor Memo

S4373 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting  discrimi-
  nation based on a person's family status or pregnancy status


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 and paragraphs (a)  and  (e)
of  subdivision  3  of  section  313 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 2 of the laws of 2002, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state that the Amer-
ican ideal of equality of opportunity requires that students,  otherwise
qualified,  be  admitted to educational institutions and be given access
to all the educational programs and courses operated or provided by such
institutions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed,  mari-
tal  status,  age,  sexual orientation as defined in section two hundred
ninety-two of the executive law or national origin,  except  that,  with
regard   to   religious   or  denominational  educational  institutions,
students, otherwise qualified,  shall  have  the  equal  opportunity  to
attend therein without discrimination because of race, color, sex, mari-
tal  status, FAMILY STATUS, PREGNANCY STATUS, age, sexual orientation as
defined in section two  hundred  ninety-two  of  the  executive  law  or
national  origin.    It  is  a fundamental American right for members of
various religious faiths to establish and  maintain  educational  insti-
tutions  exclusively  or  primarily  for students of their own religious
faith or to effectuate the religious principles in furtherance of  which
they  are maintained.   Nothing herein contained shall impair or abridge
that right.
  (a) To exclude or limit or otherwise discriminate against  any  person
or  persons  seeking admission as students to such institution or to any
educational program or course operated or provided by  such  institution
because  of  race,  religion,  creed, sex, color, marital status, FAMILY

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


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