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Race Trait Hairstyle Anti-discrimination Protect

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


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/06/2020 Signed Act PDF
    03/05/2020 Final Act PDF
    02/28/2020 Rerevised PDF
    02/27/2020 Revised PDF
    02/12/2020 Reengrossed PDF
    02/10/2020 Engrossed PDF
    01/08/2020 Introduced PDF

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