Senate Bill S108A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to equal protection

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Current Bill Status Via A1283 - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S108 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1283
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S51002

2023-S108 - Summary

Provides that no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof; provides no person shall, because of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, creed, religion, or sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, reproductive healthcare and autonomy, be subjected to any discrimination in their civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.

2023-S108 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S108 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    108
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  BROUK, JACKSON, MAYER, RYAN, SEPULVEDA,
   STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 section 11 of article 1 of  the  constitution,
   in relation to equal protection
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
 cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 11. A. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of
 this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
 color,  ETHNICITY,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, creed [or], reli-
 gion, OR SEX, INCLUDING  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,  GENDER  IDENTITY,  GENDER
 EXPRESSION,  PREGNANCY,  PREGNANCY OUTCOMES, AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE
 AND AUTONOMY, be subjected to any discrimination in [his or  her]  THEIR
 civil  rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or insti-
 tution, or by the state or any  agency  or  subdivision  of  the  state,
 PURSUANT TO LAW.
   B. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL INVALIDATE OR PREVENT THE ADOPTION OF
 ANY LAW, REGULATION, PROGRAM, OR PRACTICE THAT IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT OR
 DISMANTLE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF A CHARACTERISTIC LISTED IN THIS
 SECTION,  NOR  SHALL ANY CHARACTERISTIC LISTED IN THIS SECTION BE INTER-
 PRETED TO INTERFERE WITH, LIMIT, OR DENY THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF ANY  PERSON
 BASED UPON ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC IDENTIFIED IN THIS SECTION.
   §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
 be submitted to the people for approval at the general  election  to  be
 held  in the year 2023 in accordance with the provisions of the election
 law.
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89019-01-3

              

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2023-S108A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1283
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S51002

2023-S108A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof; provides no person shall, because of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, creed, religion, or sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, reproductive healthcare and autonomy, be subjected to any discrimination in their civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.

2023-S108A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S108A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  108--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  BROUK, JACKSON, MAYER, RYAN, SEPULVEDA,
   STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
   be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --  committee  discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing an amendment to section 11 of article 1 of  the  constitution,
   in relation to equal protection
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
 cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 11. A. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of
 this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
 color,  ETHNICITY,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, creed [or], reli-
 gion, OR SEX, INCLUDING  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,  GENDER  IDENTITY,  GENDER
 EXPRESSION,  PREGNANCY,  PREGNANCY OUTCOMES, AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE
 AND AUTONOMY, be subjected to any discrimination in [his or  her]  THEIR
 civil  rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or insti-
 tution, or by the state or any  agency  or  subdivision  of  the  state,
 PURSUANT TO LAW.
   B. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL INVALIDATE OR PREVENT THE ADOPTION OF
 ANY LAW, REGULATION, PROGRAM, OR PRACTICE THAT IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT OR
 DISMANTLE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF A CHARACTERISTIC LISTED IN THIS
 SECTION,  NOR  SHALL ANY CHARACTERISTIC LISTED IN THIS SECTION BE INTER-
 PRETED TO INTERFERE WITH, LIMIT, OR DENY THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF ANY  PERSON
 BASED UPON ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC IDENTIFIED IN THIS SECTION.
   §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
 be submitted to the people for approval at the general  election  to  be
 held  in the year 2024 in accordance with the provisions of the election
 law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89019-02-3
              

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mamaditto
1 month ago

Natural and human rights (life, liberty, property, speech, socialization, personal beliefs) already apply to each individual New Yorker in keeping with mankind's intrinsic, neutral characteristics of race, color, creed and religion. Making "sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression" sacrosanct will result in the abrogation of the natural/human rights of others (in terms of speech and denial of parental rights). There is nothing here to benefit a civil society. There is only the danger of the overarching power of the state to use the force of law as a battering ram to enforce compliance.

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