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File #: Int 0817-2015    Version: * Name: Clarifying the definition of “place or provider of public accommodation” in the city human rights law.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Civil Rights
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying the definition of "place or provider of public accommodation" in the city human rights law
Sponsors: Darlene Mealy, Corey D. Johnson, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits anyone who owns, leases, runs, manages or works for a “place or provider of public accommodation” from discriminating against customers on protected grounds such as race, gender, and age. The law defines “place or provider of public accommodation” broadly, covering “providers” of “goods, services, facilities, accommodations, advantages or privileges of any kind” and covering places that offer those goods, services, and the like. That definition has always covered, but not explicitly listed, government bodies that provide such goods and services to the public. The Human Rights Law currently defines the term “person” to include government bodies. The proposed bill makes clear that any “person” who provides goods, services, facilities, accommodations, advantages or privileges to the public counts as a place or provider of public accommodation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 817, 2. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 10/19/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/19/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/19/15
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Darlene Mealy City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Darlene Mealy City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Darlene Mealy City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 817
 
By Council Members Mealy, Johnson, Mendez and Rosenthal
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to clarifying the definition of "place or provider of public accommodation" in the city human rights law
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 8-102 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 39 for the year 1991, is amended to read as follows:
9. The term "place or provider of public accommodation" shall include any person[providers], whether licensed or unlicensed, providing[of] goods, services, facilities, accommodations, advantages or privileges of any kind, and places, whether licensed or unlicensed, where goods, services, facilities, accommodations, advantages or privileges of any kind are extended, offered, sold, or otherwise made available. Such term shall not include any club which proves that it is in its nature distinctly private. A club shall not be considered in its nature distinctly private if it has more than four hundred members, provides regular meal service and regularly receives payment for dues, fees, use of space, facilities, services, meals or beverages directly or indirectly from or on behalf of non-members for the furtherance of trade or business. For the purposes of this section a corporation incorporated under the benevolent orders law or described in the benevolent orders law but formed under any other law of this state, or a religious corporation incorporated under the education law or the religious corporation law shall be deemed to be in its nature distinctly private.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.
 
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