HOUSE BILL No. 4811

 

 

July 17, 2019, Introduced by Rep. Anthony and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 453, entitled

 

"Elliott-Larsen civil rights act,"

 

by amending section 103 (MCL 37.2103), as amended by 1999 PA 202.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 103. As used in this act:

 

     (a) "Age" means chronological age except as otherwise provided

 

by law.

 

     (b) "Commission" means the civil rights commission established

 

by section 29 of article V of the state constitution of 1963.

 

     (c) "Commissioner" means a member of the commission.

 

     (d) "Department" means the department of civil rights or its

 

employees.

 

     (e) "Familial status" means 1 or more individuals under the

 

age of 18 residing with a parent or other person having custody or

 

in the process of securing legal custody of the individual or


individuals or residing with the designee of the parent or other

 

person having or securing custody, with the written permission of

 

the parent or other person. For purposes of this definition,

 

"parent" includes a person who is pregnant.

 

     (f) "National origin" includes the national origin of an

 

ancestor.

 

     (g) "Person" means an individual, agent, association,

 

corporation, joint apprenticeship committee, joint stock company,

 

labor organization, legal representative, mutual company,

 

partnership, receiver, trust, trustee in bankruptcy, unincorporated

 

organization, the state or a political subdivision of the state or

 

an agency of the state, or any other legal or commercial entity.

 

     (h) "Political subdivision" means a county, city, village,

 

township, school district, or special district or authority of the

 

state.

 

     (i) "Race" is inclusive of traits historically associated with

 

race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective

 

hairstyles. For purposes of this definition, "protective

 

hairstyles" includes, but is not limited to, such hairstyles as

 

braids, locks, and twists.

 

     (j) (i) Discrimination because of sex includes sexual

 

harassment. Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances,

 

requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or

 

communication of a sexual nature under the following conditions:

 

     (i) Submission to the conduct or communication is made a term

 

or condition either explicitly or implicitly to obtain employment,

 

public accommodations or public services, education, or housing.


     (ii) Submission to or rejection of the conduct or

 

communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions

 

affecting the individual's employment, public accommodations or

 

public services, education, or housing.

 

     (iii) The conduct or communication has the purpose or effect

 

of substantially interfering with an individual's employment,

 

public accommodations or public services, education, or housing, or

 

creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, public

 

accommodations, public services, educational, or housing

 

environment.