senate Bill S108

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to equal protection

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Current Bill Status Via A1283 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2023 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.150
substituted for s108a
Jan 24, 2023 substituted by a1283
Jan 23, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.150
Jan 17, 2023 reported and committed to rules
Jan 09, 2023 print number 108a
Jan 09, 2023 amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 06, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2023 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 23, 2023 - Rules committee Vote

S108A
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 17, 2023 - Judiciary committee Vote

S108A
15
2
committee
15
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S108 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S51002

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.

S108 - Sponsor Memo

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

Co-Sponsors

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S108A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §11, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S51002

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.

S108A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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