assembly Bill A8316

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's height or weight in opportunities of employment, housing, and access to public accommodations

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Oct 20, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A8316 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§296, 296-a & 296-c, Exec L

A8316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's height or weight in opportunities of employment, housing, and access to public accommodations.

A8316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8316
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting discrimi-
   nation on the basis of a person's height or weight in opportunities of
   employment, housing, and access to public accommodations

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs  (a),  (b), (c), (d) and (h) of subdivision 1,
 paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subdivision 1-a, paragraph (a) of  subdi-
 vision  2, paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (c-1) of subdivision 2-a, subdi-
 visions 3-b and 4, subparagraphs 1, 2 and 3 of paragraph  (a),  subpara-
 graphs  1,  2 and 3 of paragraph (b), subparagraphs 1 and 2 of paragraph
 (c) and paragraph (d) of subdivision 5, paragraph (a) of  subdivision  9
 and subdivision 13 of section 296 of the executive law, paragraph (a) of
 subdivision 1 as separately amended by chapters 8 and 176 of the laws of
 2019, paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter
 8  of  the laws of 2019 and paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 as amended by
 chapter 161 of the laws of 2019, paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subdivi-
 sion 1-a, paragraph (a) of subdivision 2, subdivision 3-b, subparagraphs
 1, 2 and 3 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 5, paragraph (a) of  subdivi-
 sion  9  and subdivision 13 as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2019,
 paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (c-1) of  subdivision  2-a  as  amended  by
 section  3  of part T of chapter 56 of the laws of 2019, subparagraphs 1
 and 2 of paragraph (c) of subdivision 5 as  amended  by  section  5  and
 paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  5  as amended by section 6 of part T of
 chapter 56 of the laws of 2019, subdivision 4 as separately  amended  by
 chapters  8  and  116  of  the laws of 2019, subparagraphs 1, 2 and 3 of
 paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 300 of the laws  of
 2021, are amended to read as follows:
   (a)  For  an  employer or licensing agency, because of an individual's
 age, race, creed, color, national  origin,  sexual  orientation,  gender
 identity  or expression, military status, sex, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, disabili-
 ty,  predisposing  genetic  characteristics,  familial  status,  marital
 status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, to refuse to hire or