HOUSE BILL No. 5515

 

October 14, 2009, Introduced by Reps. Warren, Dean, Smith, Byrum, Lisa Brown, Liss, Mayes, Tlaib, Roberts and Byrnes and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 453, entitled

 

"Elliott-Larsen civil rights act,"

 

by amending the title and section 302 (MCL 37.2302), the title as

 

amended by 1992 PA 258.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

TITLE

 

     An act to define civil rights; to prohibit discriminatory

 

practices, policies, and customs in the exercise of those rights

 

based upon religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex,

 

height, weight, familial status, or marital status, or

 

breastfeeding; to preserve the confidentiality of records regarding

 

arrest, detention, or other disposition in which a conviction does

 

not result; to prescribe the powers and duties of the civil rights

 

commission and the department of civil rights; to provide remedies

 


and penalties; to provide for fees; and to repeal certain acts and

 

parts of acts.

 

     Sec. 302. Except where permitted by law, a person shall not:

 

     (a) Deny an individual the full and equal enjoyment of the

 

goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or

 

accommodations of a place of public accommodation or public service

 

to an individual because of religion, race, color, national origin,

 

age, sex, or marital status or to a woman because she is

 

breastfeeding a child.

 

     (b) Print, circulate, post, mail, or otherwise cause to be

 

published a statement, advertisement, notice, or sign which that

 

indicates that the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services,

 

facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of a place of

 

public accommodation or public service will be refused, withheld

 

from, or denied an individual because of religion, race, color,

 

national origin, age, sex, or marital status , or refused, withheld

 

from, or denied a woman because she is breastfeeding a child; that

 

an individual's patronage of or presence at a place of public

 

accommodation is objectionable, unwelcome, unacceptable, or

 

undesirable because of religion, race, color, national origin, age,

 

sex, or marital status; or that a woman's patronage or presence at

 

a place of public accommodation is objectionable, unwelcome,

 

unacceptable, or undesirable because she is breastfeeding a child.