Bill Text: NY S01727 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to adding disability to the equal protection requirement.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY [S01727 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01727-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 16, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
        proposing an amendment to section 11 of article 1 of  the  constitution,
          in relation to adding disability to the equal protection requirement
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 11 of arti-
     2  cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    §  11.  No  person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of
     4  this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race,
     5  color, creed [or], religion or disability, be subjected to any discrimi-
     6  nation in his or her civil rights by any other person or  by  any  firm,
     7  corporation,  or  institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivi-
     8  sion of the state.
     9    § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing  amendments
    10  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
    11  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    12  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    13  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.