assembly Bill A760B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to equal protection

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 09, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 25, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 09, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.523
rules report cal.523
reported
Jun 05, 2021 amend and recommit to rules 760b
May 26, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
May 21, 2021 print number 760a
May 21, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Feb 05, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 15, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A760 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9584
2019-2020: A272

A760 - Summary

Provides that no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of any government entity, nor any person or entity acting in concert with or on behalf of the government, nor any person or entity in its provision of public or private housing, public accommodations and entertainment, and public or private employment; provides no person shall, because of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights, including in the provision of public or private housing, public accommodations and entertainment, and public or private employment, by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state; makes related provisions.

A760 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    760
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SEAWRIGHT, OTIS, QUART, NIOU, GOTTFRIED, GALEF,
   L. ROSENTHAL, EPSTEIN, GRIFFIN  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Judiciary
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

 proposing  an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation to
   equality of rights and protection against discrimination
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur),  That  article  1  of  the
 constitution be amended by adding a new section 19 to read as follows:
   §  19.  (A)  NO  PERSON SHALL BE DENIED EQUAL RIGHTS UNDER THE LAWS OF
 THIS STATE OR ANY SUBDIVISION  THEREOF  BASED  ON  THAT  PERSON'S  RACE,
 COLOR, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, OR SEX INCLUDING PREGNAN-
 CY  AND  PREGNANCY  OUTCOMES,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AND
 GENDER EXPRESSION.
   (B) NO GOVERNMENT ENTITY, NOR ANY ENTITY ACTING IN CONCERT WITH OR  ON
 BEHALF  OF  THE  GOVERNMENT,  NOR  ANY ENTITY IN ITS PROVISION OF PUBLIC
 ACCOMMODATIONS, EMPLOYMENT, OR PERSONNEL  PRACTICES  SHALL  DISCRIMINATE
 AGAINST  ANY  PERSON  IN EITHER INTENT OR EFFECT BASED ON THE CHARACTER-
 ISTICS LISTED IN SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
   (C) NO GOVERNMENT ENTITY, NOR ANY ENTITY ACTING IN CONCERT WITH OR  ON
 BEHALF  OF  THE  GOVERNMENT,  NOR  ANY ENTITY IN THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC
 ACCOMMODATIONS, EMPLOYMENT, OR PERSONNEL  PRACTICES  SHALL  DISCRIMINATE
 AGAINST ANY PERSON BASED ON THAT PERSON'S RELIGION. IN INTERPRETING THIS
 SECTION,  THE  COURTS  SHALL  ANALYZE CLAIMS OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
 UNDER THE SAME ANALYSIS AND STANDARDS APPLIED TO  CLAIMS  UNDER  SECTION
 THREE OF THIS ARTICLE.
   (D)  NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL INVALIDATE OR PREVENT THE ADOPTION
 OF ANY LAW, REGULATION, PROGRAM, OR PRACTICE THAT IS DESIGNED TO  REMEDY
 OR AMELIORATE DEMONSTRATED PAST DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF A CHARAC-
 TERISTIC LISTED IN THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A760A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9584
2019-2020: A272

A760A - Summary

Provides that no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of any government entity, nor any person or entity acting in concert with or on behalf of the government, nor any person or entity in its provision of public or private housing, public accommodations and entertainment, and public or private employment; provides no person shall, because of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights, including in the provision of public or private housing, public accommodations and entertainment, and public or private employment, by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state; makes related provisions.

A760A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  760--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SEAWRIGHT, OTIS, QUART, NIOU, GOTTFRIED, GALEF,
   L. ROSENTHAL, EPSTEIN,  GRIFFIN,  ROZIC,  NOLAN,  ABINANTI,  BARNWELL,
   DINOWITZ,  THIELE,  ASHBY,  STERN,  ANDERSON,  FAHY, BARRON, JACOBSON,
   MEEKS,  O'DONNELL,  SIMON,  MAGNARELLI,  RAJKUMAR  --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing  an  amendment to section 11 of article 1 of the constitution,
   in relation to equal protection
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 11 of article
 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 11. A. 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, NATIONAL  ORIGIN,  SEX,  INCLUDING  PREGNANCY,  SEXUAL
 ORIENTATION,  GENDER  IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, DISABILITY, creed or reli-
 gion, be subjected to any discrimination in his  or  her  civil  rights,
 INCLUDING IN THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HOUSING, PUBLIC ACCOMMO-
 DATIONS  AND  ENTERTAINMENT,  AND  PUBLIC  OR PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT, by any
 other person or by any firm, corporation,  or  institution,  or  by  the
 state or any agency or subdivision of the state.
   B.  DISCRIMINATION  WITH  RESPECT  TO  DISABILITY  OR  PREGNANCY SHALL
 INCLUDE THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO AN  OTHERWISE
 QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL.
   C.  NO  CHARACTERISTIC  LISTED  IN SUBDIVISION A OF THIS SECTION SHALL
 JUSTIFY DISCRIMINATION BASED ON A CHARACTERISTIC LISTED IN SUBDIVISION A
 OF THIS SECTION.
   D. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL INVALIDATE OR PREVENT THE ADOPTION OF
 ANY LAW THAT IS DESIGNED TO REMEDY OR AMELIORATE PAST DISCRIMINATION  ON
 THE BASIS OF A CHARACTERISTIC LISTED IN SUBDIVISION A OF THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A760B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9584
2019-2020: A272

A760B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of any government entity, nor any person or entity acting in concert with or on behalf of the government, nor any person or entity in its provision of public or private housing, public accommodations and entertainment, and public or private employment; provides no person shall, because of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, creed or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights, including in the provision of public or private housing, public accommodations and entertainment, and public or private employment, by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state; makes related provisions.

A760B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  760--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. SEAWRIGHT, OTIS, QUART, NIOU, GOTTFRIED, GALEF,
   L. ROSENTHAL, EPSTEIN,  GRIFFIN,  ROZIC,  NOLAN,  ABINANTI,  BARNWELL,
   DINOWITZ,  THIELE,  ASHBY,  STERN,  ANDERSON,  FAHY, BARRON, JACOBSON,
   MEEKS,  O'DONNELL,  SIMON,  MAGNARELLI,  RAJKUMAR  --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee  --  reported  and  referred  to  the  Committee on Rules -- Rules
   Committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to the Committee on Rules
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing  an  amendment to section 11 of article 1 of the constitution,
   in relation to equal protection
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 11 of article
 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 11. A. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of
 this state or any subdivision thereof. No  [person]  GOVERNMENT  ENTITY,
 NOR  ANY  PERSON  OR  ENTITY ACTING IN CONCERT WITH OR ON BEHALF OF  THE
 GOVERNMENT,  NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY IN  ITS  PROVISION  OF  PUBLIC  OR
 PRIVATE  HOUSING, PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT, AND PUBLIC OR
 PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT, shall[, because of] DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY PERSON,
 IN EITHER INTENT OR EFFECT, BASED ON THAT PERSON'S race, color, ETHNICI-
 TY, NATIONAL  ORIGIN,  SEX,  INCLUDING  PREGNANCY,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,
 GENDER  IDENTITY  OR  EXPRESSION,  DISABILITY,  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].
   B. DISCRIMINATION  WITH  RESPECT  TO  DISABILITY  OR  PREGNANCY  SHALL
 INCLUDE  THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO AN OTHERWISE
 QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.