Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 28, 1998
House Bus Affairs & Labor
Susan Colling (866-4784)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF CIVIL RIGHTS TO THOSE PERSONS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
Summary of Assessment
This bill would add sexual orientation to the list of characteristics for which a person may not be discriminated against under the state laws applying to:
∙ consumer credit sales, consumer leases, or consumer loans;
∙ membership in a labor organization;
∙ funeral establishment services;
∙ enrollment or classification of students at private occupational schools;
∙ written school board policies regarding employment, promotion, and dismissal;
∙ library resources provided to teachers and children in a school district;
∙ teacher assignments or transfers;
∙ employers' practices involving hiring, discharge, promotion or demotion, and compensation;
∙ employment agency practices involving listings, referrals, or complying with an employer's direct or indirect request to discriminate;
∙ labor organization practices involving the exclusion, expulsion, or other discrimination in membership;
∙ employer, employment agency, or labor organization practices involving the use of a discriminatory publication, application, or inquiry;
∙ apprenticeship training programs or other occupational instruction programs;
∙ refusals to sell or rent any housing;
∙ housing lenders making inquiries of applicants or of prospective occupants or tenants;
∙ publishing of notices or sale or rental of housing properties and any preferences or limitations;
∙ residential real estate agents, listing services, or any organization that induces a person to sell or rent because of the entry of a person in a protected class into the neighborhood;
∙ the representation that a property is not available when, in fact, it is;
∙ real estate appraiser practices involving the use of factors other than protected classes;
∙ the withholding of goods and services or the publishing of such practices with the intent to discriminate;
∙ employment practices of county departments of social services involving selection, retention, and promotion of employees; and
∙ restrictions imposed by the Colorado housing and finance authority before making a housing facility loan.
This bill would take effect September 1, 1998 unless a referendum petition is filed during the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.
The bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill expands the list of characteristics that protect a person from discrimination under state laws that apply to the list above. Therefore, there is no fiscal impact on state revenue or expenditures.