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File #: O-22-16   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 3/21/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/6/2022
Enactment date: 6/28/2022 Enactment #: O-2022-023
Title: C/S Amending The Albuquerque Human Rights Ordinance To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Source Of Income; Making Appropriations For A Study, To Develop And Distribute Educational Materials, And To Support Housing Agencies Completing Housing Inspections (Davis, Bassan)
Attachments: 1. O-16, 2. O-16 Approved Committee Substitute.pdf, 3. CS O-16Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/28/2022 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/23/2022 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/14/2022 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/6/2022 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
6/6/2022 City Council Postponed as AmendedFail Action details
6/6/2022 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/6/2022 City Council AmendedPass Action details
5/16/2022 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation, As Substituted  Action details
5/9/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without Recommendation, as substitutedPass Action details
5/9/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
4/11/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee PostponedPass Action details
3/21/2022 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
3/21/2022 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S O-22-16 ENACTMENT NO. ____________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis, Brook Bassan


ORDINANCE
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C/S Amending The Albuquerque Human Rights Ordinance To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Source Of Income; Making Appropriations For A Study, To Develop And Distribute Educational Materials, And To Support Housing Agencies Completing Housing Inspections (Davis, Bassan)
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AMENDING THE ALBUQUERQUE HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE TO
PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SOURCE OF INCOME; MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR A STUDY, TO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, AND TO SUPPORT HOUSING AGENCIES COMPLETING HOUSING INSPECTIONS.
WHEREAS, "Source of income discrimination" refers to the practice of refusing to rent to a housing applicant because of that person's lawful form of income; and
WHEREAS, A growing number of states and localities have enacted laws, known as "source of income protection laws" that prohibit discrimination based on lawful income sources such as social security, pension, alimony, child support, foster care subsidies, housing vouchers, and others; and
WHEREAS, The New Mexico Human Rights Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 28, Article 1, prohibits housing discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, spousal affiliation or physical or mental handicap; and
WHEREAS, The City of Albuquerque Human Rights Ordinance, Chapter 28, Article 4 ROA 1994, likewise prohibits discriminatory practices in housing; and
WHEREAS, These protections for applicants seeking housing do not currently extend to prohibit discrimination related to applicants' legal sources of income; and
WHEREAS, Implementing amendments to the Human Rights Ordinance that prohibit owners from discriminating against tenants based on lawful sources of income will pro...

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