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HB20-1048

Race Trait Hairstyle Anti-discrimination Protect

Concerning a prohibition against discrimination based on a person's traits that are historically associated with race.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Housing
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill enacts the "Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2020", also known as the "CROWN Act of 2020", which 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 include hair texture, hair type, and or a protective hairstyles hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race, such as braids, locs, twists, tight coils or curls, cornrows, Bantu knots, Afros, and headwraps.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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