senate Bill S517A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2019 print number 517a
May 15, 2019 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

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S517 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A272
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7558, A9584

S517 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

S517 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S517 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   517

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, CARLUC-
  CI, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, MAYER, METZGER, PARKER, PERSAUD, SANDERS,
  SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed 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 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  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,

Co-Sponsors

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S517A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A272
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7558, A9584

S517A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

S517A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S517A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 517--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, CARLUC-
  CI, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN,  MAY,  MAYER,  METZGER,  PARKER,
  PERSAUD,  SANDERS,  SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Judiciary  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted 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 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,  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

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

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