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File #: Int 0819-2015    Version: * Name: Repeal of subdivision 16 of section 8-107 of such code relating to the applicability of provisions of the human rights law regarding sexual orientation.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil Rights
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: 3/28/2016 Law number: 2016/037
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the repeal of subdivision 16 of section 8-107 of such code relating to the applicability of provisions of the human rights law regarding sexual orientation
Sponsors: Rosie Mendez, Brad S. Lander, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, James Vacca, Deborah L. Rose, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would repeal Administrative Code § 8-107(16), which addresses how the New York City Human Rights Law’s (HRL) protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation should be construed. The subdivision to be repealed provides that the HRL should not be construed to (a) restrict an employer’s right to insist than an employee meet bona-fide job qualifications; (b) authorize or require affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation; (c) limit or override any exemptions from the provisions of the HRL; (d) make lawful any act that violates the New York Penal Law; or (e) “[e]ndorse any particular behavior or way of life.”
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 819, 3. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 12/9/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 12/9/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/9/15, 7. Committee Report 3/8/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 3/8/16, 9. March 9, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-9-16, 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 9, 2016, 14. Local Law 37
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Int. No. 819

 

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

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the repeal of subdivision 16 of section 8-107 of such code relating to the applicability of provisions of the human rights law regarding sexual orientation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision 16 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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