S00517 Summary:

BILL NOS00517
 
SAME ASSAME AS A00272
 
SPONSORKRUEGER
 
COSPNSRBAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, MAY, MAYER, METZGER, PARKER, PERSAUD, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 1 11, Constn
 
Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination.
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S00517 Actions:

BILL NOS00517
 
01/09/2019REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
01/11/2019TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR OPINION
02/07/2019OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
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S00517 Committee Votes:

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S00517 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S00517 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           517
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, CARLUC-
          CI, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, MAYER, METZGER, PARKER, PERSAUD, 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  amendments to section 11 of article 1 of the constitution, in
          relation to equality of rights and protection against discrimination
 
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
     2  cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    § 11. [No person shall be denied the equal protection of the  laws  of
     4  this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
     5  color,  creed  or religion, be subjected to any discrimination in his or
     6  her civil rights by any other person or by  any  firm,  corporation,  or
     7  institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.]
     8  Equality  of  rights  shall  not  be denied or abridged because of race,
     9  color, creed, religion, national origin,  citizenship,  marital  status,
    10  age,  gender,  sex,  pregnancy,  sexual  orientation, gender identity or
    11  expression, military status, physical or mental disability, other  immu-
    12  table  or ascriptive characteristic, or like grounds for discrimination,
    13  exclusion, or disadvantage, by any other person or by any  firm,  corpo-
    14  ration,  or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of
    15  the state.
    16    Equal rights for purposes of this section extend to every person whose
    17  protection against public and private discrimination is needed to ensure
    18  an inclusive society with equal opportunity for personal fulfillment and
    19  respect for everyone in New York in all their diversity.
    20    Nothing herein shall be used to invalidate a law, program, or activity
    21  that is protected or required under this section.  To  the  extent  that
    22  enforcement  of  any part of this section is finally declared invalid as
    23  preempted  by  federal  law,  whether  on  constitutional  or  statutory
    24  grounds,  or  finally determined to result in a loss of federal funding,
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89010-01-9

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     1  the state may by law provide that the enforcement of this  section  will
     2  be curtailed to the minimum extent necessary to avoid such preemption or
     3  loss of funding.
     4    §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
     5  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
     6  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
     7  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
     8  published for three months previous to the time of such election.
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