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SB 565 (2024)

Expand anti-discrimination law to protect certain hairstyles


Expands the definition of discrimination in public schools to protect certain hairstyles historically associated with race, such as cornrows. This bill also creates a right for employees to sue if they are discriminated based on "protective hairstyles" such as braids, locs, cornrows, Afros, twists, etc.

Bill Sponsor:
Suzanne M. Prentiss
Democratic party logo
Status Detail:
Tabled in the Senate
Public Hearing Date:
01/18/2024 01:30 pm
Public Hearing Location:
SH Room 100
Senate Voting Date:
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