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|Feb 09, 2021||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 08, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S1268
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
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S1268 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1268 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1268 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: New Yorkers deserve a Constitution that recognizes that every person has full and equal rights under the law regardless of whom they are, whom they love, or whom they worship. Because the New York Constitution's Bill of Rights does not currently contain an equal rights provision, a constitutional amendment is necessary to realize the promise of legal equality for all New Yorkers. This Equal Rights Amendment would create full, comprehensive, and equal legal protections for every individual in New York by, among other things, reflecting a commitment and pathway to eradicate the systemic racism that is woven through the fabric of our society - from health
S1268 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1268 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, COMRIE, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, LIU, MAY, MAYER, PARKER, PERSAUD, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 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.
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