IN SB0049 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-12 - Senator Doriot added as second author
Pending: Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Unlawful viewpoint discrimination. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for a financial institution or a governmental entity to refuse to do business with, or otherwise discriminate against, a person because the person supports or is engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition. Provides an exemption with respect to certain practices engaged in by a financial institution for a legitimate business reason or to comply with the directive of a regulator. Provides for a civil cause of action for a person aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice. Provides that the attorney general may bring a civil action in the name of the state against a person believed to be engaging in, or to have previously engaged in, an unlawful discriminatory practice. Provides that if the attorney general prevails in such an action, the attorney general shall recommend to the governor the discontinuation of state business relations with any person found to have engaged in an unlawful discriminatory practice.

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Unlawful viewpoint discrimination.



2021-01-12SenateSenator Doriot added as second author
2021-01-04SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions
2021-01-04SenateAuthored by Senator Tomes

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