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File #: 19-0481    Version: 0 Name: Banning Discrimination Based on Hair Texture and Protective Hairstyles
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 12/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/8/2020
Enactment #: 20-471
Title: Banning Discrimination Based on Hair Texture and Protective Hairstyles For the purpose of prohibiting discrimination based on hair texture and protective hairstyles.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Danielle McCray, Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Banning, Discrimination, Hairstyles, Texture
Attachments: 1. 19-0481~1st Reader, 2. HR 19-0481, 3. Meeting Agenda - 19-0481, 4. Law 19-0481, 5. Meeting Minutes - 19-0481, 6. Labor - Hearing Notes Bill 19-0481, 7. Council Bill 19-0481 - Banning Discrimination on Hair Texture, 8. Floor Amendment 19-0481, 9. 19-0481~3rd Reader, 10. Signed Ordinance 19-0481
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/10/20200 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/20200 Labor Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20200 Labor Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/20200 Labor Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/20190 The City Council Refer to Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/20190 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/20190 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Human Resources  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/20190 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Banning Discrimination Based on Hair Texture and Protective Hairstyles
For the purpose of prohibiting discrimination based on hair texture and protective hairstyles.
body

By repealing and reenacting, without amendments
Article 4 - Community Relations
Section 1-1(f)(1)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By adding
Article 4 - Community Relations
Section 1-1(r-1) and 1-1(s-1)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 4. Community Relations

Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions

§ 1-1. Definitions.

(f) Discrimination.

(1) “Discrimination” means any difference in the treatment of an individual or person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or, in the context of discriminatory housing practices under § 3-5 {“Housing”} of this article, source of income.

. . . .

(r-1) Protective hairstyles.

(1) In general.

“Protective hairstyles” means hairstyles that protect against split ends, knotting, or general damage, and also help retain the length of the hair.

(2) Examples.

“Protect...

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