|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 03, 2016||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S7457
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
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S7457 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7457 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7457 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions PURPOSE OF THE BILL : The purpose of the bill is to extend the anti-discrimination protections of Article 15 of the Executive Law ("Human Rights Law") to cover public as well as private schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill would add a new § 292.35 to the Executive Law to define "educational institution" to include language currently in Executive Law § 296.4, which prohibits discrimination in an "education corporation or association which holds itself out to the public to be non-sectarian and exempt from taxation pursuant to the provisions of article four of the real property tax law," and to expand the definition to include "any public school, including any school district, board of cooperative educational services, public college, or public university."
S7457 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7457 I N S E N A T E May 3, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- (at request of the Division of Human Rights) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational insti- tutions 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 "EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION" SHALL MEAN: (A) ANY EDUCATION CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION WHICH HOLDS ITSELF OUT TO THE PUBLIC TO BE NON-SECRETARIAN AND EXEMPT FROM TAXATION PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE FOUR OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW; OR (B) ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL, INCLUDING ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOARD OF COOPER- ATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES, PUBLIC COLLEGE, OR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY. S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: 4. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an [education corporation or association which holds itself out to the public to be non-sectarian and exempt from taxation pursuant to the provisions of article four of the real property tax law] EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION to deny the use of its facilities to any person otherwise qualified, or to permit the harassment of any student or applicant, by reason of his race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, age or marital status, except that any such insti- tution which establishes or maintains a policy of educating persons of one sex exclusively may admit students of only one sex. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14273-01-6
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