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HB20-1048:Race Trait Hairstyle Anti-discrimination Protect

Racial Justice
Bill Number: HB20-1048
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Buckner / L. Herod /R. Fields


The bill specifies that, for purposes of anti-discrimination laws in
the context of public education, employment practices, housing, public
accommodations, and advertising, protections against discrimination on
the basis of one’s race includes traits historically associated with race,
such as hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (03/06/2020)
Sent to the Governor (03/06/2020)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/28/20)
Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments (02/27/20)
Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole(02/24/20)
House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (02/11/20)
House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole (02/05/20)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor (01/08/2020)

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