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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 act 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 include hair texture, hair type, or a protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race, such as braids, locs, twists, tight coils or curls, cornrows, Bantu knots, Afros, and headwraps.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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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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