assembly Bill A3674

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of religious items on dwellings

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Jan 28, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A3674 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S122
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-q, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A9531, S6843
2023-2024: A1757

A3674 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the display of religious items on dwellings.

A3674 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3674
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Governmental Operations
 
 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-q to read as follows:
   § 79-Q. 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.
                                                            LBD01485-01-1