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Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 6199

   
 

*HB0659906199HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. ROWE, 123rd Dist.

 

To: House Bill No. 6599

File No. 617

Cal. No. 361

After line 797, add the following and renumber the remaining sections accordingly:

"Sec. 26. Subsection (b) of section 46a-64 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(b) (1) The provisions of this section with respect to the prohibition of [sex] discrimination on the basis of sex or discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression shall not apply to (A) the rental of sleeping accommodations provided by associations and organizations which rent all such sleeping accommodations on a temporary or permanent basis for the exclusive use of persons of the same sex or (B) separate bathrooms or locker rooms based on sex. (2) The provisions of this section with respect to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of age shall not apply to minors or to special discount or other public or private programs to assist persons sixty years of age and older. (3) The provisions of this section with respect to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of physical disability shall not require any person to modify his property in any way or provide a higher degree of care for a physically disabled person, including, but not limited to blind or deaf persons, than for a person not physically disabled. (4) The provisions of this section with respect to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of creed shall not apply to the practice of granting preference in admission of residents into a nursing home as defined in section 19a-490, if (A) the nursing home is owned, operated by or affiliated with a religious organization, exempt from taxation for federal income tax purposes and (B) the class of persons granted preference in admission is consistent with the religious mission of the nursing home. (5) The provisions of this section with respect to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of lawful source of income shall not prohibit the denial of full and equal accommodations solely on the basis of insufficient income. "