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File #: Int 0805-2015    Version: Name: Expanding the protections of the city of NY human rights law with regard to public accommodations, and making certain technical corrections.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil Rights
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: 3/28/2016 Law number: 2016/034
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the protections of the city of New York human rights law with regard to public accommodations, and making certain technical corrections
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Brad S. Lander, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Deborah L. Rose, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits anyone who owns, leases, runs or manages a place of public accommodation (such as a store, restaurant, or government agency), or their employees, from denying someone access to the product or benefit being offered to the public for discriminatory reasons. This bill amends that law in two key ways. First, this bill adds three types of people to the list of those who cannot discriminate: anyone who buys or sells a franchise and anyone who leases space to a provider of public accommodations. Second, the bill declares that it is illegal to offer a person who is or is perceived to be a member of a protected class the same benefits, services, or privileges as everyone else, but in such a way that they do not receive “the full and equal enjoyment” of those benefits on “equal terms and conditions,” or to use discriminatory advertisements and public statements. The bill will also make additional minor or technical corrections to the existing law.
Indexes: Council Operations
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 805-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 805, 4. Int. No. 805 - 6/10/15, 5. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/19/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/19/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/19/15, 9. Committee Report 3/8/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 3/8/16, 11. March 9, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Int. No. 805-A - FINAL, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-9-16, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 9, 2016, 17. Local Law 34
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3/29/2016ADaniel Dromm City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2016ADaniel Dromm Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2016ADaniel Dromm Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2016ADaniel Dromm City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2016ADaniel Dromm City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/2016*Daniel Dromm Committee on Civil Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/2016*Daniel Dromm Committee on Civil Rights Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/2016*Daniel Dromm Committee on Civil Rights Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/2016ADaniel Dromm Committee on Civil Rights Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2015*Daniel Dromm Committee on Civil Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2015*Daniel Dromm Committee on Civil Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Daniel Dromm City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Daniel Dromm City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 805-A

 

By Council Members Dromm, Lander, Chin, Johnson, Mendez, Richards, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Rose and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the protections of the city of New York human rights law with regard to public accommodations, and making certain technical corrections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Paragraphs a and e of subdivision 4 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 85 for the year 2005, are hereby amended to read as follows:

a. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person [being]who is the owner, franchisor, franchisee, lessor, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any place or provider of public accommodation, directly or indirectly:

1. To refuse, withhold from or deny to any person the full and equal enjoyment, on equal terms and conditions, of any of the accommodations, advantages, services, facilities or privileges of the place or provider of public accommodation because of [the]such person’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation or alienage or citizenship status[ of any person, directly or indirectly, to refuse, withhold from or deny to such person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges thereof, or, directly or indirectly, to]; or

2. To make any declaration, publish, circulate, issue, display, post or mail any written or printed communication, notice or advertisement, to the effect that:

(a) Full and equal enjoyment, on equal terms and conditions, of any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any such place or provider of public accommodation shall be refused, withheld from or denied to any person on account of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation or alienage or citizenship status; or [that the ]

(b) The patronage or custom of any person [belonging to, purporting to be, or perceived to be, of any particular]is unwelcome, objectionable, not acceptable, undesired or unsolicited because of such person’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation or alienage or citizenship status[ is unwelcome, objectionable or not acceptable, desired or solicited].                      

e. The provisions of this [subdivision]section relating to disparate impact shall not apply to the use of standardized tests as defined by section three hundred forty of the education law by an educational institution subject to this subdivision provided that such test is used in the manner and for the purpose prescribed by the test agency which designed the test.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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