Bill Text - HB1504 (2018)

Expanding the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear civil rights and civil liberty issues.


Revision: Nov. 6, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

HB 1504 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2663

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1504

 

AN ACT expanding the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear civil rights and civil liberty issues.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Brewster, Merr. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear cases involving civil rights and civil liberty issues.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2663

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT expanding the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear civil rights and civil liberty issues.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Inclusion of Domestic Relations in State Commission for Human Rights.  Amend RSA 354-A:1 to read as follows:

354-A:1  Title and Purposes of Chapter.  This chapter shall be known as the "Law Against Discrimination.'' It shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the state for the protection of the public welfare, health and peace of the people of this state, and in fulfillment of the provisions of the constitution of this state concerning civil rights and/or civil liberties.  The general court hereby finds and declares that practices of discrimination against any of its inhabitants because of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability or national origin are a matter of state concern, that such discrimination not only threatens the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state and threatens the peace, order, health, safety and general welfare of the state and its inhabitants.  A state agency is hereby created with power to eliminate and prevent discrimination in employment, in places of public accommodation and in housing accommodations because of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability or national origin as herein provided; and the commission established hereunder is hereby given general jurisdiction and power for such purposes.  In addition, the agencies and councils so created shall exercise their authority to assure that no person be discriminated against on account of sexual orientation.

2  Inclusion of Domestic Issues in State Commission for Human Rights.  Amend RSA 354-A:21, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice an illegal and/or unlawful violation of civil rights and/or civil liberties, may make, sign and file with the commission a verified complaint in writing which shall state the name and address of the person, employer, labor organization, employment agency or public accommodation alleged to have committed the unlawful discriminatory practice complained of and which shall set forth the particulars thereof and contain such other information as may be required by the commission.  The attorney general or one of the commissioners may, in like manner, make, sign, and file such complaint.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

HB 1504 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2663

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1504

 

AN ACT expanding the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear civil rights and civil liberty issues.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Brewster, Merr. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear cases involving civil rights and civil liberty issues.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2663

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT expanding the jurisdiction of the state commission for human rights to hear civil rights and civil liberty issues.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Inclusion of Domestic Relations in State Commission for Human Rights.  Amend RSA 354-A:1 to read as follows:

354-A:1  Title and Purposes of Chapter.  This chapter shall be known as the "Law Against Discrimination.'' It shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the state for the protection of the public welfare, health and peace of the people of this state, and in fulfillment of the provisions of the constitution of this state concerning civil rights and/or civil liberties.  The general court hereby finds and declares that practices of discrimination against any of its inhabitants because of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability or national origin are a matter of state concern, that such discrimination not only threatens the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state and threatens the peace, order, health, safety and general welfare of the state and its inhabitants.  A state agency is hereby created with power to eliminate and prevent discrimination in employment, in places of public accommodation and in housing accommodations because of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability or national origin as herein provided; and the commission established hereunder is hereby given general jurisdiction and power for such purposes.  In addition, the agencies and councils so created shall exercise their authority to assure that no person be discriminated against on account of sexual orientation.

2  Inclusion of Domestic Issues in State Commission for Human Rights.  Amend RSA 354-A:21, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice an illegal and/or unlawful violation of civil rights and/or civil liberties, may make, sign and file with the commission a verified complaint in writing which shall state the name and address of the person, employer, labor organization, employment agency or public accommodation alleged to have committed the unlawful discriminatory practice complained of and which shall set forth the particulars thereof and contain such other information as may be required by the commission.  The attorney general or one of the commissioners may, in like manner, make, sign, and file such complaint.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.