City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-20-47   
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 1/4/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending The Albuquerque Human Rights Ordinance To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Racial And Cultural Attributes Associated With Hair Types, Styles, And Headresses ("Crown Act Amendments") (Sena)
Attachments: 1. O-47, 2. O-47final
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-47 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Lan Sena


ORDINANCE
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Amending The Albuquerque Human Rights Ordinance To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Racial And Cultural Attributes Associated With Hair Types, Styles, And Headresses ("Crown Act Amendments") (Sena)
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AMENDING THE ALBUQUERQUE HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACIAL AND CULTURAL ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH HAIR TYPES, STYLES, AND HEADRESSES ("CROWN ACT AMENDMENTS").
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Section 11-3-3, the "Definitions" Section of the Human Rights Ordinance, is hereby amended as follows:
"? 11-3-3 DEFINITIONS.
For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BOARD. The Human Rights Board.
COMMERCIAL SPACE. Any space in a building, structure, or portion thereof, which is used or occupied or intended to be occupied for the manufacture, sale, resale, processing, reprocessing, displaying, storing, handling, garaging, or distribution of personal property; and any space which is used or occupied as a separate business or professional unit or office in any building, structure, or portion thereof.
CULTURAL HEADDRESS. Includes, but is not limited to, burkas, hijabs, head wraps, head scarves, or other headdresses used as part of an individual's personal cultural or religious beliefs.
EMPLOYEE. Any person in the employ of an employer.
EMPLOYER. Any person employing one or more persons acting for an employer.
EMPLOYMENT AGENCY. Any person regularly undertaking with or without compensation to procure opportunities to work or to procure, recruit, or refer employees.
HOUSING ACCOMMODATION. Any building or portion of a building which is constructed or to be constructed, which is used or intended for use as th...

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