senate Bill S1268

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


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S1268 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A760
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1 §19, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7558, A9584
2019-2020: S517, A272

S1268 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.

S1268 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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