|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 05, 2021||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S4563
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S4563 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4563 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4563 SPONSOR: GRIFFO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the penal law, in relation to protections against anti-Semitism in the human rights law PURPOSE: This bill would place a definition of anti-Semitism within the state human rights law, to specifically provide that acts of anti-Semitism shall constitute a violation of the state human rights law, and to further provide that anti-Semitism that incites, causes or results in any act of violence, or injury to a person, or the damage to or destruction of real or personal property, shall be deemed to constitute a hate crime. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One of this bill would establish legislative findings and deter-
S4563 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4563 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, AKSHAR, HELMING, JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law and the penal law, in relation to protections against anti-Semitism in the human rights law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and determinations. The legislature finds and determines that discrimination and attacks have been unfairly and wrongfully levied and directed against the Jewish people and their faith for generations, from ancient times to the present. Such discrimi- nation and attacks, manifesting themselves through acts of anti-Semi- tism, have proven to be among the most despicable acts of mankind, call- ing witness to countless acts of death, deprivation, injustice and holocaust. The legislature further finds and determines that anti-Semitism sadly remains today, still a persistent, disturbing problem in certain segments of society, political movements, on college campuses, and by select disturbed and/or seriously misguided or hateful individuals. The legislature also finds and determines that acts of anti-Semitism have even very recently resulted in homicidal attacks against Jewish places of worship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in the defacement and mutilation of publicly displayed photographs in New York City of a prom- inent and respected Jewish member of the United States Supreme Court. The legislature additionally finds and determines that both the feder- al Department of Justice, and the federal Department of Education, have properly concluded that both state and federal law prohibits discrimi- nation against persons of the Jewish faith, as well as members of other religious groups, when such discrimination is based on the actual or perceived religious faith, shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics, or when the discrimination is based on actual or perceived citizenship or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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