senate Bill S4453

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination on the basis of age, national origin and sexual orientation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Apr 10, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 19, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 12, 2019 referred to judiciary

S4453 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S4453 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes age, national origin and sexual orientation as constitutional protections against discrimination.

S4453 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4453 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


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, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION 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.
  §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for three months previous to the time of such election.

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


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