assembly Bill A8461

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 08, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Jul 05, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 19, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 16, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A8461 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6354
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง11, Constn

A8461 - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

A8461 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8461

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MAYER -- 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:
  S  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.
  THE PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION  AFFORDED  BY  THIS  SECTION  IS
SELF-EXECUTING.  TO  THAT END, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89109-01-7

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