|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 25, 2019||signed chap.560|
|Nov 19, 2019||delivered to governor|
|Jun 18, 2019||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.398
substituted for a7565
|Jun 13, 2019||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S5138Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S5138 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§239-o, 239-q & 239-r, Gen Muni L
S5138 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5138 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to county, city, village or town commissions on human rights PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Modernizing the composition, goals and charge of local human rights commissions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1, 2 and 3 amends general municipal law, Article 12 Commissions on Human Rights to expand the composition, goals and charge of local commissions on human rights to include all classes protected under the New York State Human Rights Law (ages, races, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex disability predisposing, genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status).
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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