senate Bill S5138

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to county, city, village or town commissions on human rights

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 25, 2019 signed chap.560
Nov 19, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.398
substituted for a7565
Jun 13, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2019 1st report cal.937
Apr 11, 2019 referred to local government

Votes

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May 29, 2019 - Local Government committee Vote

S5138
4
0
committee
4
Aye
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Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: May 29, 2019

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S5138 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7565
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§239-o, 239-q & 239-r, Gen Muni L

S5138 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to county, city, village or town commissions on human rights; adds additional human rights protections.

S5138 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5138 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5138

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAYER, KENNEDY, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government

AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to county, city,
  village or town commissions on human rights

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 239-o of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 413 of the laws of 1964, is amended to read as follows:
  § 239-o. Creation, appointment and terms. The governing board  of  any
county,  city,  village or town may by resolution create a commission on
human rights. The governing board shall determine the number of  members
of  such commission, the terms of the members, the manner of appointment
of the members, the selection of a chairman  and  the  compensation,  if
any,  to be paid to them. In selecting the membership of the commission,
the governing board shall take into  consideration  the  various  [reli-
gious,  racial, nationality] AGES, RACES, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, MILITARY STATUS, SEX,
DISABILITY, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, FAMILIAL STATUS, MARI-
TAL STATUS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS and political groups in  the
community.  The establishment of such a commission at one level of local
government shall not preclude establishment  of  such  a  commission  at
other levels of local government.
  §  2.  Paragraph  (a) of subdivision 1 of section 239-q of the general
municipal law, as amended by chapter 958 of the laws of 1968, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) To foster mutual respect  and  understanding  among  all  [racial,
religious  and  nationality] AGES, RACES, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN,
SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, MILITARY STATUS, SEX,
DISABILITY, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, FAMILIAL STATUS, MARI-
TAL STATUS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS groups in the community.

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

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