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A07797 Summary:

BILL NOA07797A
 
SAME ASSAME AS UNI. S06209-A
 
SPONSORWright
 
COSPNSRPeoples-Stokes, De La Rosa, Sayegh, Reyes, Simon, Niou, Gottfried, Fernandez, O'Donnell, D'Urso, Jean-Pierre, Frontus, Rosenthal L, Epstein, Jaffee, Dickens, Pichardo, Glick, Joyner, Barron, Cook, Bichotte, Hyndman, Williams, Hunter, Richardson, Walker, Solages, Cruz, Blake, Mosley, Darling, Taylor, Perry
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §292, Exec L; amd §11, Ed L
 
Prohibits race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles; defines "race" for certain specific purposes to include, but not be limited to, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background, and to include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles; and defines "protective hairstyles" to include, but not be limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists.
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A07797 Actions:

BILL NOA07797A
 
05/23/2019referred to governmental operations
06/13/2019amend and recommit to governmental operations
06/13/2019print number 7797a
06/18/2019reference changed to codes
06/19/2019reported referred to rules
06/20/2019reported
06/20/2019rules report cal.657
06/20/2019substituted by s6209a
 S06209 AMEND=A BAILEY
 05/23/2019REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
 06/13/2019AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
 06/13/2019PRINT NUMBER 6209A
 06/17/2019COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/17/2019ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1438
 06/17/2019PASSED SENATE
 06/17/2019DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/17/2019referred to governmental operations
 06/20/2019substituted for a7797a
 06/20/2019ordered to third reading rules cal.657
 06/20/2019passed assembly
 06/20/2019returned to senate
 07/03/2019DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 07/12/2019SIGNED CHAP.95
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A07797 Committee Votes:

CODES Chair:Lentol DATE:06/19/2019AYE/NAY:19/3 Action: Favorable refer to committee Rules
LentolAyeRaAye
SchimmingerAyeGiglioAye
PretlowAyeMontesanoNay
CookAyeMorinelloAye
CymbrowitzAyePalumboNay
O'DonnellAyeGarbarinoNay
LavineAye
PerryAye
ZebrowskiAye
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
MosleyAye
HevesiAye
FahyAye
SeawrightAye
RosenthalAye

RULES Chair:Gottfried DATE:06/20/2019AYE/NAY:27/0 Action: Favorable
HeastieExcusedKolbAye
GottfriedAyeCrouchAye
LentolAyeFinchAye
GanttExcusedBarclayAye
NolanAyeRaiaAye
WeinsteinAyeHawleyAye
OrtizAyeGiglioAye
PretlowAyeMalliotakisAye
CookAye
GlickAye
AubryAye
EnglebrightAye
DinowitzAye
ColtonAye
MagnarelliAye
PerryAye
PaulinExcused
TitusAye
Peoples-StokesExcused
BenedettoAye
LavineAye
LupardoAye
ZebrowskiAye

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A07797 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07797 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7797A
 
SPONSOR: Wright
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the education law, in relation to prohibiting race discrimination based on natural hairstyles   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: This bill will prohibit race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the Executive law is amended by defining the term "race" and "protective hairstyles" but not limited to, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background, and shall include traits historically associates with race, including but limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks and twists. § 2. Section 11 of the Education law is amended by adding two new subdi- visions 9 and 10.   JUSTIFICATION: In February of this year, The New York City Commission on Human Rights released their Legal Enforcement Guidance on Race Discrimination on the Basis of Hair. In this guidance they classify such restrictions in work- places, schools and public places as racial discrimination. Their guidelines point specifically to the rights of people to maintain their "natural hair, treated or untreated hairstyles such as loos, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, fades, Afros, and/or the right to keep hair in an uncut or untrimmed state." Here are just a few stories of hair discrimination that have been in the news: -A high school wrestler was forced to cut his hair or forfeit a wrestl- ing match in New Jersey. -A 6-year-old boy in Florida was turned away from a private Christian academy on his first day of school because his hair extended below his ears. -And a New Orleans-area girl was sent home at the start of the school year from a Catholic school for wearing braids.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To Be Determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A07797 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
            S. 6209--A                                            A. 7797--A
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                SENATE - ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 23, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  BAILEY, SALAZAR -- read twice and
          ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
          Investigations and Government Operations -- committee discharged, bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee

        IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A.   WRIGHT,   PEOPLES-STOKES,
          DE LA ROSA,   SAYEGH,   REYES,   SIMON,  NIOU,  GOTTFRIED,  FERNANDEZ,
          O'DONNELL,  D'URSO,  JEAN-PIERRE,  FRONTUS,   L. ROSENTHAL,   EPSTEIN,
          JAFFEE,  DICKENS  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK -- read once
          and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
 
        AN  ACT to amend the executive law and the education law, in relation to
          prohibiting race discrimination based on natural hairstyles
 
          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 two
     2  new subdivisions 37 and 38 to read as follows:
     3    37. The term "race" shall, for the purposes of  this  article  include
     4  traits  historically associated with race, including but not limited to,
     5  hair texture and protective hairstyles.
     6    38. The term "protective hairstyles" shall include, but not be limited
     7  to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists.
     8    § 2. Section 11 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  two  new
     9  subdivisions 9 and 10 to read as follows:
    10    9.  "Race"  shall,  for  the  purposes  of this article include traits
    11  historically associated with race, including but not  limited  to,  hair
    12  texture and protective hairstyles.
    13    10. "Protective hairstyles" shall include, but not be limited to, such
    14  hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11450-02-9
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