senate Bill S6356

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
May 11, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

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S6356 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6659
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7457, A9761

S6356 - Summary

Relates to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions.

S6356 - Sponsor Memo

S6356 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6356

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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.
  §  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.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10511-01-7

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