senate Bill S6209A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles

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  • 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 12, 2019 signed chap.95
Jul 03, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.657
substituted for a7797a
Jun 17, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1438
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 13, 2019 print number 6209a
Jun 13, 2019 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
May 23, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Co-Sponsors

S6209 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7797
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §292, Exec L; amd §11, Ed L

S6209 - Summary

Prohibits race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles; defines "race" for certain specific purposes to include, but not be limited to, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background, and to include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles; and defines "protective hairstyles" to include, but not be limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists.

S6209 - Sponsor Memo

S6209 - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 6209                                                  A. 7797

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BAILEY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Investi-
  gations and Government Operations

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the education law, in relation  to
  prohibiting race discrimination based on natural hairstyles

  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  two
new subdivisions 37 and 38 to read as follows:
  37.  THE  TERM "RACE" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE NOT LIMITED TO, ANCES-
TRY, COLOR, ETHNIC GROUP  IDENTIFICATION,  AND  ETHNIC  BACKGROUND,  AND
SHALL  INCLUDE  TRAITS  HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, HAIR TEXTURE AND PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES.
  38. THE TERM "PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO, SUCH HAIRSTYLES AS BRAIDS, LOCKS, AND TWISTS.
  § 2. Section 11 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  two  new
subdivisions 9 and 10 to read as follows:
  9.  "RACE"  SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE NOT LIMITED TO, ANCESTRY, COLOR,
ETHNIC GROUP IDENTIFICATION, AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND,  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE
TRAITS  HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
HAIR TEXTURE AND PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES.
  10. "PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SUCH
HAIRSTYLES AS BRAIDS, LOCKS, AND TWISTS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11450-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S6209A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7797
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §292, Exec L; amd §11, Ed L

S6209A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles; defines "race" for certain specific purposes to include, but not be limited to, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background, and to include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles; and defines "protective hairstyles" to include, but not be limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists.

S6209A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6209A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 6209--A                                            A. 7797--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  BAILEY, SALAZAR -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Investigations and Government Operations -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A.   WRIGHT,   PEOPLES-STOKES,
  DE LA ROSA,   SAYEGH,   REYES,   SIMON,  NIOU,  GOTTFRIED,  FERNANDEZ,
  O'DONNELL,  D'URSO,  JEAN-PIERRE,  FRONTUS,   L. ROSENTHAL,   EPSTEIN,
  JAFFEE,  DICKENS  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the executive law and the education law, in relation to
  prohibiting race discrimination based on natural hairstyles

  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 two
new subdivisions 37 and 38 to read as follows:
  37. THE TERM "RACE" SHALL, FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  ARTICLE  INCLUDE
TRAITS  HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
HAIR TEXTURE AND PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES.
  38. THE TERM "PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO, SUCH HAIRSTYLES AS BRAIDS, LOCKS, AND TWISTS.
  § 2. Section 11 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  two  new
subdivisions 9 and 10 to read as follows:
  9.  "RACE"  SHALL,  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS ARTICLE INCLUDE TRAITS
HISTORICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RACE, INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  HAIR
TEXTURE AND PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES.
  10. "PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES" SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SUCH
HAIRSTYLES AS BRAIDS, LOCKS, AND TWISTS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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