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File #: 200252    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 3/12/2020 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 10/29/2020
Title: Amending Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination," to clarify that unlawful discrimination includes discrimination based on characteristics, such as hair texture and hairstyles; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Thomas, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: FAIR PRACTICES
Code sections: 9-1100 - Fair Practices
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20025200.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy20025200.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
11/10/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
10/29/20200 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/22/20200 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/19/20200 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
10/19/20200 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
10/19/20200 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
3/12/20200 CITY COUNCIL     Not available Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination," to clarify that unlawful discrimination includes discrimination based on characteristics, such as hair texture and hairstyles; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

CHAPTER 9-1100. FAIR PRACTICES ORDINANCE:
PROTECTIONS AGAINST UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION

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? 9-1102. Definitions.

(1) For purposes of this Chapter the following terms shall have the following
meanings:

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(e) Discrimination. Any direct or indirect practice of exclusion, distinction, restriction, segregation, limitation, refusal, denial, differentiation or preference in the treatment of a person on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other act or practice made unlawful under this Chapter or under the nondiscrimination laws of the United States or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Discrimination on the basis of race shall include discrimination based on characteristics commonly associated with race, including hairstyles.

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(m.1) Hairstyles. Hair texture and styles of hair of any length, such as protective or cultural hairstyles, natural hairstyles, and other forms of hair presentation.

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(w.1) Protective or cultural hairstyles. Including, but not limited to, braids, cornrows, locs, Bantu knots, Afros, and twists, whether or not hair extensions are used to create any such style, and whether or not hair is adorned by hair ornaments, such as ribbon, headwraps, beads or barrettes.

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