senate Bill S6843

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of religious items on dwellings

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Nov 08, 2019 referred to rules

S6843 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9531
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-p, Civ Rts L

S6843 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the display of religious items on dwellings.

S6843 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6843 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6843

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 8, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in  relation  to  the  display  of
  religious items on dwellings

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

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
79-p to read as follows:
  §  79-P.  DISPLAY OF RELIGIOUS ITEMS ON DWELLINGS. 1. EXCEPT AS OTHER-
WISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, A PROPERTY OWNER  SHALL  NOT  ENFORCE  OR
ADOPT A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT OR ANY OTHER RESTRICTION THAT PROHIBITS ONE
OR  MORE  RELIGIOUS  ITEMS  FROM BEING DISPLAYED OR AFFIXED ON ANY ENTRY
DOOR OR ENTRY DOORFRAME OF A DWELLING.
  2. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION AND  THE
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THIS SECTION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT THE ENFORCE-
MENT  OR ADOPTION OF A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT OR OTHER RESTRICTION PROHIB-
ITING THE DISPLAY OR AFFIXING OF A RELIGIOUS ITEM ON ANY ENTRY  DOOR  OR
ENTRY DOORFRAME TO A DWELLING THAT:
  (A) THREATENS THE PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY;
  (B) HINDERS THE OPENING OR CLOSING OF ANY ENTRY DOOR;
  (C) VIOLATES ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW;
  (D)  CONTAINS  GRAPHICS,  LANGUAGE  OR  ANY DISPLAY THAT IS OBSCENE OR
OTHERWISE ILLEGAL; OR
  (E) INDIVIDUALLY OR IN  COMBINATION  WITH  ANY  OTHER  RELIGIOUS  ITEM
DISPLAYED  OR  AFFIXED  ON ANY ENTRY DOOR OR DOORFRAME, HAS A TOTAL SIZE
GREATER THAN THIRTY-SIX BY TWELVE SQUARE INCHES, PROVIDED  IT  DOES  NOT
EXCEED THE SIZE OF THE DOOR.
  3. (A) NO GOVERNING DOCUMENT OF AN ASSOCIATION SHALL LIMIT OR PROHIBIT
THE  DISPLAY  OF  ONE OR MORE RELIGIOUS ITEMS ON THE ENTRY DOOR OR ENTRY
DOORFRAME OF A MEMBER'S SEPARATE INTEREST.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13987-01-9

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