senate Bill S122

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the display of religious items on dwellings

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
Mar 09, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2022 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2022 1st report cal.649
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

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Mar 7, 2022 - Codes committee Vote

S122
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2022

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S122 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3674
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-q, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6843, A9531

S122 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the display of religious items on dwellings.

S122 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S122 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    122
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 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

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