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
(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
(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
(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
(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.
Discrimination because of sex
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