senate Bill S4901

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions

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Current Bill Status Via A3425 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 25, 2019 signed chap.116
Jul 22, 2019 delivered to governor
Apr 01, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.364
substituted for s4901
Apr 01, 2019 substituted by a3425
ordered to third reading cal.364
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 28, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

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S4901 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3425
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7457, A9761
2017-2018: S6356, A6659

S4901 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions.

S4901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4901 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4901

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAYER, SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to expanding the scope of
  unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational insti-
  tutions

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

  Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 35 to read as follows:
  35. THE TERM "EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (A) ANY EDUCATION CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION WHICH HOLDS ITSELF OUT TO
THE PUBLIC TO BE NON-SECRETARIAN AND EXEMPT FROM  TAXATION  PURSUANT  TO
THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE FOUR OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW; OR
  (B) ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL, INCLUDING ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOARD OF COOPER-
ATIVE EDUCATION SERVICES, PUBLIC COLLEGE OR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY.
  §  2. Subdivision 4 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by
chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  4. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for  an  [education
corporation  or  association  which holds itself out to the public to be
non-sectarian and exempt from taxation pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
article  four  of  the real property tax law] EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION to
deny the use of its facilities to any person otherwise qualified, or  to
permit  the  harassment  of  any  student or applicant, by reason of his
race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual  orientation,
military status, sex, age or marital status, except that any such insti-
tution  which  establishes or maintains a policy of educating persons of
one sex exclusively may admit students of only one sex.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04790-01-9

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