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Include Hair Length in CROWN Act

Concerning protections against discrimination based on hair length that is associated with one's race.
2024 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Labor & Employment
State Government
Bill Summary

In 2020, the general assembly enacted the "CROWN Act of 2020", which specified that, for purposes of anti-discrimination laws in the context of public education, employment and housing practices, public accommodations, and advertising, discrimination on the basis of one's race includes discrimination on the basis of traits commonly or historically associated with race, such as hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles. The act adds hair length that is commonly or historically associated with race to the list of traits associated with one's race.

APPROVED by Governor June 3, 2024

EFFECTIVE June 3, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/03/2024 Signed Act PDF
    05/16/2024 Final Act PDF
    05/03/2024 Rerevised PDF
    05/02/2024 Revised PDF
    04/25/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    04/24/2024 Engrossed PDF
    04/15/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details