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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S641
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S641 - Details
S641 - Summary
Expands definition of place of public accommodation, resort or amusement in relation to unlawful discriminatory practices.
S641 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S641 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to unlawful discriminatory practices PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To end discrimination because of race, creed, sex, color or national origin in institutions, clubs or places of accommodation that are granted licenses or tax exemption from the state or any of its political subdivisions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 9 of section 292 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 262 of the laws of 1994 is amended. Under existing law "any institution, club or place of accommodation which is by its nature distinctly private" is excluded from the definition of "place of public accommodation" under the equality of opportunity provisions of the Human Rights Law. This bill clarifies the definition of "distinctly private" so that an institution which receives tax exemption or licensing from the government, which are public privileges rather than private rights, may no longer discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, color or national origin. The basic change is incorporated in subdivision 9 of Section
S641 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 641 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 unlawful discriminato- ry practices THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 292 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 262 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: 9. The term "place of public accommodation, resort or amusement" shall include, except as hereinafter specified, all places included in the meaning of such terms as: inns, taverns, road houses, hotels, motels, whether conducted for the entertainment of transient guests or for the accommodation of those seeking health, recreation or rest, or restau- rants, or eating houses, or any place where food is sold for consumption on the premises; buffets, saloons, barrooms, or any store, park or enclosure where spirituous or malt liquors are sold; ice cream parlors, confectionaries, soda fountains, and all stores where ice cream, ice and fruit preparations or their derivatives, or where beverages of any kind are retailed for consumption on the premises; wholesale and retail stores and establishments dealing with goods or services of any kind, dispensaries, clinics, hospitals, bath-houses, swimming pools, laundries and all other cleaning establishments, barber shops, beauty parlors, theatres, motion picture houses, airdromes, roof gardens, music halls, race courses, skating rinks, amusement and recreation parks, trailer camps, resort camps, fairs, bowling alleys, golf courses, gymnasiums, shooting galleries, billiard and pool parlors; garages, all public conveyances operated on land or water or in the air, as well as the stations and terminals thereof; travel or tour advisory services, agen- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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