assembly Bill A9584A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2018 print number 9584a
Mar 20, 2018 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 14, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 25, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 23, 2018 referred to judiciary

A9584 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7558
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A272, S517

A9584 - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

A9584 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9584

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEAWRIGHT  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing amendments to section 11 of article 1 of the constitution,  in
  relation to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 11 of article
1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  11.  [No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of
this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
color, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in  his  or
her  civil  rights  by  any other person or by any firm, corporation, or
institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.]
EQUALITY OF RIGHTS SHALL NOT BE DENIED  OR  ABRIDGED  BECAUSE  OF  RACE,
COLOR,  CREED,  RELIGION,  NATIONAL ORIGIN, CITIZENSHIP, MARITAL STATUS,
AGE, GENDER, SEX, PREGNANCY,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,  GENDER  IDENTITY  OR
EXPRESSION, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, OTHER IMMUTABLE OR ASCRIPTIVE
CHARACTERISTIC, OR LIKE GROUNDS FOR DISCRIMINATION, EXCLUSION, OR DISAD-
VANTAGE,  BY  ANY  OTHER PERSON OR BY ANY FIRM, CORPORATION, OR INSTITU-
TION, OR BY THE STATE OR ANY AGENCY OR SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE.
  EQUAL RIGHTS FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION EXTEND TO EVERY PERSON WHOSE
PROTECTION AGAINST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DISCRIMINATION IS NEEDED TO ENSURE
AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY WITH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL FULFILLMENT AND
RESPECT FOR EVERYONE IN NEW YORK IN ALL THEIR DIVERSITY.
  NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE USED TO INVALIDATE A LAW, PROGRAM, OR ACTIVITY
THAT IS PROTECTED OR REQUIRED UNDER THIS SECTION.  TO  THE  EXTENT  THAT
ENFORCEMENT  OF  ANY PART OF THIS SECTION IS FINALLY DECLARED INVALID AS
PREEMPTED  BY  FEDERAL  LAW,  WHETHER  ON  CONSTITUTIONAL  OR  STATUTORY
GROUNDS,  OR  FINALLY DETERMINED TO RESULT IN A LOSS OF FEDERAL FUNDING,
THE STATE MAY BY LAW PROVIDE THAT THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS  SECTION  WILL
BE CURTAILED TO THE MINIMUM EXTENT NECESSARY TO AVOID SUCH PREEMPTION OR
LOSS OF FUNDING.
  §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for three months previous to the time of such election.

A9584A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7558
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A272, S517

A9584A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

A9584A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9584--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEAWRIGHT  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  amendments to section 11 of article 1 of the constitution, in
  relation to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 11 of article
1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 11. [No person shall be denied the equal protection of the  laws  of
this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
color,  creed  or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or
her civil rights by any other person or by  any  firm,  corporation,  or
institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.]
EQUALITY  OF  RIGHTS  SHALL  NOT  BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BECAUSE OF RACE,
COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN,  CITIZENSHIP,  MARITAL  STATUS,
AGE,  GENDER,  SEX,  PREGNANCY,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR
EXPRESSION, MILITARY STATUS, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, OTHER  IMMU-
TABLE  OR ASCRIPTIVE CHARACTERISTIC, OR LIKE GROUNDS FOR DISCRIMINATION,
EXCLUSION, OR DISADVANTAGE, BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR BY ANY  FIRM,  CORPO-
RATION,  OR INSTITUTION, OR BY THE STATE OR ANY AGENCY OR SUBDIVISION OF
THE STATE.
  EQUAL RIGHTS FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION EXTEND TO EVERY PERSON WHOSE
PROTECTION AGAINST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DISCRIMINATION IS NEEDED TO ENSURE
AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY WITH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL FULFILLMENT AND
RESPECT FOR EVERYONE IN NEW YORK IN ALL THEIR DIVERSITY.
  NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE USED TO INVALIDATE A LAW, PROGRAM, OR ACTIVITY
THAT IS PROTECTED OR REQUIRED UNDER THIS SECTION.  TO  THE  EXTENT  THAT
ENFORCEMENT  OF  ANY PART OF THIS SECTION IS FINALLY DECLARED INVALID AS
PREEMPTED  BY  FEDERAL  LAW,  WHETHER  ON  CONSTITUTIONAL  OR  STATUTORY
GROUNDS,  OR  FINALLY DETERMINED TO RESULT IN A LOSS OF FEDERAL FUNDING,
THE STATE MAY BY LAW PROVIDE THAT THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS  SECTION  WILL
BE CURTAILED TO THE MINIMUM EXTENT NECESSARY TO AVOID SUCH PREEMPTION OR
LOSS OF FUNDING.
  §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the

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