senate Bill S6354A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2018 print number 6354a
Mar 01, 2018 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 15, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Jun 07, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
May 17, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
May 11, 2017 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

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S6354 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn

S6354 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

S6354 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6354 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6354

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  BAILEY,  HOYLMAN,  MONTGOMERY, PERSAUD,
  SANDERS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
  to be committed 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 Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
cle 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.
  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

Co-Sponsors

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S6354A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn

S6354A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

S6354A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6354A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6354--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, CARLUCCI, DILAN, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY,
  KENNEDY,  MONTGOMERY,  PERALTA,  PERSAUD,  RIVERA,  SANDERS,  SERRANO,
  STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
cle 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.
  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.

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

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