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S06356 Summary:

BILL NOS06356
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06659
 
SPONSORMARCELLINO
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 292 & 296, Exec L
 
Relates to expanding the scope of unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational institutions.
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S06356 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6356
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      May 11, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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, in relation to expanding the scope of
          unlawful discriminatory practices to include public educational insti-
          tutions

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 292 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 35 to read as follows:
     3    35. The term "educational institution" shall mean:
     4    (a) any education corporation or association which holds itself out to
     5  the public to be non-secretarian and exempt from  taxation  pursuant  to
     6  the provisions of article four of the real property tax law; or
     7    (b) any public school, including any school district, board of cooper-
     8  ative education services, public college or public university.
     9    §  2. Subdivision 4 of section 296 of the executive law, as amended by
    10  chapter 106 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
    11    4. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for  an  [education
    12  corporation  or  association  which holds itself out to the public to be
    13  non-sectarian and exempt from taxation pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
    14  article  four  of  the real property tax law] educational institution to
    15  deny the use of its facilities to any person otherwise qualified, or  to
    16  permit  the  harassment  of  any  student or applicant, by reason of his
    17  race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual  orientation,
    18  military status, sex, age or marital status, except that any such insti-
    19  tution  which  establishes or maintains a policy of educating persons of
    20  one sex exclusively may admit students of only one sex.
    21    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10511-01-7
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