senate Bill S8797

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 13, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 29, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 18, 2022 referred to judiciary

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S8797 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1 §20, Constn

S8797 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

S8797 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8797 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8797
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 18, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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 Assembly concur), That article 1 of the
 constitution be amended by adding a new section 20 to read as follows:
   § 20. (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)  NOTHING  IN THIS SECTION SHALL INVALIDATE OR PREVENT THE ADOPTION
 OF ANY LAW, REGULATION, PROGRAM, OR PRACTICE THAT IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT
 OR DISMANTLE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF A CHARACTERISTIC  LISTED  IN
 THIS SECTION.
   (D)  THIS  SECTION SHALL BE SELF-EXECUTING. THE LEGISLATURE MAY EXPAND
 UPON THE ENTITLEMENT TO EQUAL RIGHTS, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM FROM DISCRIM-
 INATION HEREBY SECURED.
   § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
 be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
 next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
 conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
 published for three months previous to the time of such election.
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89183-01-2

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