assembly Bill A272A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 06, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 04, 2019 print number 272b
Jun 04, 2019 amend and recommit to judiciary
May 17, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
May 16, 2019 print number 272a
May 16, 2019 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 06, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to judiciary

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A272 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9584

A272 - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

A272 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   272

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEAWRIGHT  --  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:
  §  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.
  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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A272A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9584

A272A - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

A272A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 272--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEAWRIGHT,  OTIS,  SIMOTAS  -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

            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:
  §  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,  ETHNICITY,  NATIONALITY,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN, SEX INCLUDING
PREGNANCY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR  EXPRESSION,  DISA-
BILITY,  AGE, creed or religion, OR LIKE GROUNDS USED TO DEPRIVE A CLASS
OF THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK OF THEIR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A FULL AND
PRODUCTIVE LIFE, be subjected to any discrimination in OR TO ANY  DENIAL
OR ABRIDGMENT OF his or her EQUAL 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.  THE WORDS "CIVIL RIGHTS" MEAN ANY LEGAL RIGHT
THAT IMPACTS SUCH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PRECLUDE BONA  FIDE  QUALIFICA-
TIONS  FOR  A JOB, POSITION, BENEFIT OR SERVICE IN A PARTICULAR CAPACITY
IF AUTHORIZED BY LAW WITH RESPECT TO DISABILITY, AGE OR RELIGION OR  ANY
LEGAL  REQUIREMENT OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION WITH RESPECT TO DISABILI-
TY, PREGNANCY OR RELIGIOUS PRACTICE OR  TO  INVALIDATE  OR  PREVENT  THE
ADOPTION  OF  ANY  LAW,  REGULATION, PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY THAT HAS AS ITS
OBJECT THE AMELIORATION  OF  CONDITIONS  OF  HISTORICALLY  DISADVANTAGED
INDIVIDUALS  OR  COMMUNITIES,  INCLUDING  THOSE  THIS  SECTION  PROTECTS
AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN OR ANY DENIAL OR  ABRIDGMENT  OF  EQUAL  CIVIL
RIGHTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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A272B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9584

A272B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

A272B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 272--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SEAWRIGHT, OTIS, SIMOTAS, CRESPO, QUART, LENTOL,
  NIOU, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Judici-
  ary  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
  ted 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 Senate concur), That section 11 of article
1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  11.  (A) 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,  ETHNICITY,  NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, creed [or],
religion, OR SEX INCLUDING PREGNANCY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTI-
TY OR EXPRESSION, be subjected to any discrimination in OR TO ANY DENIAL
OR ABRIDGMENT OF his or her EQUAL 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. THE WORDS "CIVIL RIGHTS" MEAN ANY RIGHT THAT
IMPACTS THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK TO  ENJOY  A
FULL AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE.
  (B) THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO:
  (1)  PRECLUDE BONA FIDE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JOB, POSITION, BENEFIT OR
SERVICE IN A PARTICULAR CAPACITY IF AUTHORIZED BY LAW  WITH  RESPECT  TO
DISABILITY OR AGE; OR
  (2)  PRECLUDE  REASONABLE  ACCOMMODATION WITH RESPECT TO DISABILITY OR
PREGNANCY; OR
  (3) PRECLUDE A PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION THAT HAS  A  POLICY  OF
EDUCATING  STUDENTS  OF  ONE SEX OR RELIGION FROM LIMITING ENROLLMENT TO
THAT SEX OR RELIGION IF SO AUTHORIZED BY LAW; OR
  (4) MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION THREE OF THIS ARTICLE; OR

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