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S.B. 148

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UTAH FAIR HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Benjamin M. McAdams

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House Sponsor: ____________

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act and Utah Fair Housing Act to
             10      address discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or
             11      gender identity.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    modifies definition provisions related to employment and housing discrimination,
             15      including defining "gender identity" and "sexual orientation";
             16          .    includes sexual orientation and gender identity as a consideration in appointments to
             17      the Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council;
             18          .    includes sexual orientation and gender identity as a prohibited basis for
             19      discrimination in employment;
             20          .    modifies exemptions to the Utah Fair Housing Act;
             21          .    includes sexual orientation and gender identity as a prohibited basis for
             22      discriminatory housing practices; and
             23          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             24      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          None


             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:
             30          34A-5-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             31          34A-5-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 161
             32          34A-5-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 286
             33          34A-5-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 65
             34          34A-5-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             35          57-21-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 379
             36          57-21-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             37          57-21-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             38          57-21-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             39          57-21-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             40     
             41      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             42          Section 1. Section 34A-5-102 is amended to read:
             43           34A-5-102. Definitions.
             44          As used in this chapter:
             45          (1) "Apprenticeship" means a program for the training of [apprentices] an apprentice
             46      including a program providing the training of [those persons defined as apprentices] a person
             47      defined as an apprentice by Section 35A-6-102 .
             48          (2) "Bona fide occupational qualification" means a characteristic applying to an
             49      employee:
             50          (a) that is necessary to the operation of the employee's employer's business; or
             51          (b) is the essence of the employee's employer's business.
             52          (3) "Court" means:
             53          (a) the district court in the judicial district of the state in which the asserted unfair
             54      employment practice [occurred] occurs; or
             55          (b) if [this] the district court is not in session at that time, a judge of the court described
             56      in Subsection (3)(a).
             57          (4) "Director" means the director of the division.
             58          (5) "Disability" means a physical or mental disability as defined and covered by the


             59      Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12102.
             60          (6) "Division" means the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor.
             61          (7) "Employee" means [any] a person applying with or employed by an employer.
             62          (8) (a) "Employer" means:
             63          (i) the state;
             64          (ii) [any] a political subdivision;
             65          (iii) a board, commission, department, institution, school district, trust, or agent of the
             66      state or [its] a political [subdivisions; or] subdivision of the state; or
             67          (iv) a person employing 15 or more employees within the state for each working day
             68      in each of 20 calendar weeks or more in the current or preceding calendar year.
             69          (b) "Employer" does not include:
             70          (i) a religious organization or association;
             71          (ii) a religious corporation sole; [or]
             72          (iii) [any] a corporation or association constituting a wholly owned subsidiary or
             73      agency of any religious organization or association or religious corporation sole[.]; or
             74          (iv) an expressive association if employing an individual would significantly burden
             75      the expressive association's rights of expressive association under decisions of the United
             76      States Supreme Court.
             77          (9) "Employment agency" means [any] a person:
             78          (a) undertaking to procure [employees or opportunities] an employee or an opportunity
             79      to work for [any other] another person within the state; or
             80          (b) holding itself out to be equipped to take an action described in Subsection (9)(a).
             81          (10) "Gender identity" means an individual's actual or perceived gender identity,
             82      including the individual's gender-related appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related
             83      characteristics, without regard to the individual's physiology.
             84          [(10)] (11) "Joint apprenticeship committee" means [any] an association of
             85      representatives of a labor organization and an employer providing, coordinating, or controlling
             86      an apprentice training program.
             87          [(11)] (12) "Labor organization" means [any] an organization that exists for the
             88      purpose in whole or in part of:
             89          (a) collective bargaining;


             90          (b) dealing with [employers] an employer concerning grievances, terms, or conditions
             91      of employment; or
             92          (c) other mutual aid or protection in connection with employment.
             93          [(12)] (13) "National origin" means the place of birth, domicile, or residence of an
             94      individual or of an individual's ancestors.
             95          [(13)] (14) "On-the-job-training program" means [any] a program designed to instruct a
             96      person who, while learning the particular job for which the person is receiving instruction:
             97          (a) is also employed at that job; or
             98          (b) may be employed by the employer conducting the program:
             99          (i) during the course of the program[,]; or
             100          (ii) when the program is completed.
             101          [(14)] (15) "Person" means:
             102          (a) one or more:
             103          (i) individuals[,];
             104          (ii) partnerships[,];
             105          (iii) associations[,];
             106          (iv) corporations[,];
             107          (v) legal representatives[,];
             108          (vi) trusts or trustees[,]; or
             109          (vii) receivers[,];
             110          (b) the state [and all political subdivisions and agencies]; or
             111          (c) a political subdivision or agency of the state.
             112          [(15)] (16) "Presiding officer" [means the same as that term] is as defined in Section
             113      63G-4-103 .
             114          [(16)] (17) "Prohibited employment practice" means a practice specified as
             115      discriminatory, and therefore unlawful[,] in Section 34A-5-106 .
             116          [(17)] (18) "Retaliate" means the taking of adverse action:
             117          (a) by:
             118          (i) an employer[,];
             119          (ii) an employment agency[,];
             120          (iii) a labor organization[,];


             121          (iv) an apprenticeship program[,];
             122          (v) an on-the-job training program[,]; or
             123          (vi) a vocational school [against one of its employees, applicants, or members because
             124      the employee, applicant, or member:];
             125          [(a) has opposed any]
             126          (b) against an employee, applicant, or member of a person described in Subsection
             127      (18)(a); and
             128          (c) because the employee, applicant, or member:
             129          (i) opposes an employment practice prohibited under this chapter; or
             130          [(b) filed charges, testified, assisted, or participated]
             131          (ii) files charges, testifies, assists, or participates in any way in [any] a proceeding,
             132      investigation, or hearing under this chapter.
             133          (19) "Sexual orientation" means an individual's actual or perceived orientation as
             134      heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
             135          [(18)] (20) "Vocational school" means [any] a school or institution conducting a course
             136      of instruction, training, or retraining to prepare [individuals] an individual to:
             137          (a) follow an occupation or trade[,]; or [to]
             138          (b) pursue a manual, technical, industrial, business, commercial, office, personal
             139      services, or other nonprofessional occupations.
             140          Section 2. Section 34A-5-104 is amended to read:
             141           34A-5-104. Powers.
             142          (1) (a) The commission has jurisdiction over the subject of employment practices and
             143      discrimination made unlawful by this chapter.
             144          (b) The commission may adopt, publish, amend, and rescind rules, consistent with, and
             145      for the enforcement of this chapter.
             146          (2) The division may:
             147          (a) appoint and prescribe the duties of [investigators and other employees and agents
             148      that it] an investigator, other employee, or agent of the commission that the commission
             149      considers necessary for the enforcement of this chapter;
             150          (b) receive, reject, investigate, and pass upon [complaints] a complaint alleging:
             151          (i) discrimination in:


             152          (A) employment;
             153          (B) an apprenticeship [programs] program;
             154          (C) an on-the-job training [programs; and] program; or
             155          (D) a vocational [schools] school; or
             156          (ii) the existence of a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice by:
             157          (A) a person;
             158          (B) an employer;
             159          (C) an employment agency;
             160          (D) a labor organization;
             161          (E) [the employees or members] an employee or member of an employment agency or
             162      labor organization;
             163          (F) a joint apprenticeship committee; and
             164          (G) a vocational school;
             165          (c) investigate and study the existence, character, causes, and extent of discrimination
             166      [in]:
             167          (i) in one or more of the following in this state:
             168          (A) employment[,];
             169          (B) apprenticeship programs[,];
             170          (C) on-the-job training programs[,]; and
             171          (D) vocational schools [in this state]; and
             172          (ii) by:
             173          [(i)] (A) employers;
             174          [(ii)] (B) employment agencies;
             175          [(iii)] (C) labor organizations;
             176          [(iv)] (D) joint apprenticeship committees; and
             177          [(v)] (E) vocational schools;
             178          (d) formulate one or more plans for the elimination of discrimination by educational or
             179      other means;
             180          (e) hold [hearings upon] a hearing on a complaint made against:
             181          (i) a person;
             182          (ii) an employer;


             183          (iii) an employment agency;
             184          (iv) a labor organization;
             185          (v) [the employees or members] an employee or member of an employment agency or
             186      labor organization;
             187          (vi) a joint apprenticeship committee; or
             188          (vii) a vocational school;
             189          (f) issue one or more publications and reports of investigations and research that:
             190          (i) promote good will among the various racial, religious, and ethnic groups of the
             191      state; and
             192          (ii) minimize or eliminate discrimination in employment because of race, color, sex,
             193      religion, national origin, age, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity;
             194          (g) prepare and transmit to the governor, at least once each year, reports describing:
             195          (i) [its] the division's proceedings, investigations, and hearings;
             196          (ii) the outcome of those hearings;
             197          (iii) decisions the division [has rendered] renders; and
             198          (iv) the other work performed by the division;
             199          (h) recommend policies to the governor, and submit recommendation to employers,
             200      employment agencies, and labor organizations to implement those policies;
             201          (i) recommend [any] legislation to the governor that the division considers necessary
             202      concerning discrimination because of:
             203          (A) race[,];
             204          (B) sex[,];
             205          (C) color[,];
             206          (D) national origin[,];
             207          (E) religion[,];
             208          (F) age[, or];
             209          (G) disability [to the governor that it considers necessary; and];
             210          (H) sexual orientation; or
             211          (I) gender identity; and
             212          (j) within the limits of [any] appropriations made for its operation, cooperate with other
             213      agencies or organizations, both public and private, in the planning and conducting of


             214      educational programs designed to eliminate discriminatory practices prohibited under this
             215      chapter.
             216          (3) The division shall investigate an alleged discriminatory [practices] practice
             217      involving [officers or employees] an officer or employee of state government if requested to do
             218      so by the Career Service Review Board.
             219          (4) (a) In [any] a hearing held under this chapter, the division may:
             220          (i) subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance at the hearing;
             221          (ii) administer oaths and take the testimony of [any] a person under oath; and
             222          (iii) compel [any] a person to produce for examination [any books, papers] a book,
             223      paper, or other information relating to the matters raised by the complaint.
             224          (b) The division director or a hearing examiner appointed by the division director may
             225      conduct [hearings] a hearing.
             226          (c) If a witness fails or refuses to obey a subpoena issued by the division, the division
             227      may petition the district court to enforce the subpoena.
             228          (d) [In the event] If a witness asserts a privilege against self-incrimination, testimony
             229      and evidence from the witness may be compelled pursuant to Title 77, Chapter 22b, Grants of
             230      Immunity.
             231          Section 3. Section 34A-5-105 is amended to read:
             232           34A-5-105. Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council -- Membership --
             233      Appointment -- Term -- Powers and duties -- Chair.
             234          (1) There is created an Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council consisting of:
             235          (a) 13 voting members appointed by the commissioner as follows:
             236          (i) three employer representatives;
             237          (ii) three employee representatives;
             238          (iii) two representatives of persons who seek to rent or purchase [dwellings] a
             239      dwelling, as defined in Section 57-21-2 ;
             240          (iv) two representatives of persons who:
             241          (A) sell or rent dwellings; and
             242          (B) are subject to Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act; and
             243          (v) three representatives of the general public; and
             244          (b) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee as a nonvoting member of the


             245      council.
             246          (2) In making [the appointments] an appointment under Subsection (1), the
             247      commissioner shall consider representation of the following protected classes:
             248          (a) race;
             249          (b) color;
             250          (c) national origin;
             251          (d) [gender] sex;
             252          (e) religion;
             253          (f) age;
             254          (g) persons with disabilities;
             255          (h) sexual orientation;
             256          (i) gender identity;
             257          [(h)] (j) familial status as defined in Section 57-21-2 ; and
             258          [(i)] (k) source of income as defined in Section 57-21-2 .
             259          (3) The division shall provide any necessary staff support for the council.
             260          (4) (a) Except as required by Subsection (4)(b), as terms of current council members
             261      expire, the commissioner shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year
             262      term.
             263          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(a), the commissioner shall, at
             264      the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             265      council members are staggered so that approximately half of the council is appointed every two
             266      years.
             267          (5) (a) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the commissioner
             268      shall appoint a replacement [shall be appointed] for the unexpired term.
             269          (b) The commissioner shall terminate the term of a council member who ceases to be
             270      representative as designated by the original appointment.
             271          (6) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             272      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             273          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             274          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             275          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and


             276      63A-3-107 .
             277          (7) (a) The advisory council shall:
             278          (i) offer advice on issues requested by:
             279          (A) the commission;
             280          (B) the division; or
             281          (C) the Legislature; and
             282          (ii) make recommendations to the commission and division regarding issues related to:
             283          (A) employment discrimination;
             284          (B) housing discrimination; and
             285          (C) the administration by the commission of:
             286          (I) the provisions of Title 34, Labor in General, that are administered by the
             287      commission;
             288          (II) [Title 34A, Chapter 5, Utah Antidiscrimination Act] this chapter; and
             289          (III) Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act.
             290          (b) The council shall [confer] meet at least quarterly for the purpose of advising the
             291      commission, division, and the Legislature regarding issues described in Subsection (7)(a).
             292          (8) (a) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall serve as chair of the
             293      council.
             294          (b) The chair [is charged with the responsibility of calling] shall call the necessary
             295      meetings.
             296          Section 4. Section 34A-5-106 is amended to read:
             297           34A-5-106. Discriminatory or prohibited employment practices -- Permitted
             298      practices.
             299          (1) It is a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice to take [any] an action
             300      described in Subsections (1)(a) through (f).
             301          (a) (i) An employer may not refuse to hire, promote, discharge, demote, or terminate
             302      [any] a person, or to retaliate against, harass, or discriminate in matters of compensation or in
             303      terms, privileges, and conditions of employment against [any] a person otherwise qualified,
             304      because of:
             305          (A) race;
             306          (B) color;


             307          (C) sex;
             308          (D) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             309          (E) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older;
             310          (F) religion;
             311          (G) national origin; [or]
             312          (H) disability[.];
             313          (I) sexual orientation; or
             314          (J) gender identity.
             315          (ii) A person may not be considered "otherwise qualified," unless that person possesses
             316      the following required by an employer for any particular job, job classification, or position:
             317          (A) education;
             318          (B) training;
             319          (C) ability, with or without reasonable accommodation;
             320          (D) moral character;
             321          (E) integrity;
             322          (F) disposition to work;
             323          (G) adherence to reasonable rules and regulations; and
             324          (H) other job related qualifications required by an employer.
             325          (iii) [(A)] As used in this chapter, "to discriminate in matters of compensation" means
             326      the payment of differing wages or salaries to employees having substantially equal experience,
             327      responsibilities, and skill for the particular job.
             328          [(B)] (iv) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(iii)[(A)]:
             329          [(I)] (A) nothing in this chapter prevents [increases] an increase in pay as a result of
             330      longevity with the employer, if the salary [increases are] increase is uniformly applied and
             331      available to all employees on a substantially proportional basis; and
             332          [(II)] (B) nothing in this section prohibits an employer and employee from agreeing to
             333      a rate of pay or work schedule designed to protect the employee from loss of Social Security
             334      payment or benefits if the employee is eligible for those payments.
             335          (b) An employment agency may not:
             336          (i) refuse to list and properly classify for employment, or refuse to refer an individual
             337      for employment, in a known available job for which the individual is otherwise qualified,


             338      because of:
             339          (A) race;
             340          (B) color;
             341          (C) sex;
             342          (D) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             343          (E) religion;
             344          (F) national origin;
             345          (G) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             346          (H) disability; [or]
             347          (I) sexual orientation; or
             348          (J) gender identity; or
             349          (ii) comply with a request from an employer for referral of [applicants] an applicant for
             350      employment if the request indicates either directly or indirectly that the employer discriminates
             351      in employment on account of:
             352          (A) race;
             353          (B) color;
             354          (C) sex;
             355          (D) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             356          (E) religion;
             357          (F) national origin;
             358          (G) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             359          (H) disability[.];
             360          (I) sexual orientation; or
             361          (J) gender identity.
             362          (c) (i) A labor organization may not for a reason listed in Subsection (1)(c)(ii):
             363          (A) exclude [any] an individual otherwise qualified from full membership rights in the
             364      labor organization[,];
             365          (B) expel the individual from membership in the labor organization[,]; or
             366          (C) otherwise discriminate against or harass [any] a member of the labor
             367      [organization's members] organization in full employment of work opportunity, or
             368      representation[, because of:].


             369          (ii) A labor organization may not take an action listed in this Subsection (1)(c) because
             370      of:
             371          [(i)] (A) race;
             372          [(ii)] (B) sex;
             373          [(iii)] (C) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             374          [(iv)] (D) religion;
             375          [(v)] (E) national origin;
             376          [(vi)] (F) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             377          [(vii)] (G) disability[.];
             378          (H) sexual orientation; or
             379          (I) gender identity.
             380          (d) (i) Unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification, or required by and
             381      given to an agency of government for a security [reasons] reason, an employer, employment
             382      agency, or labor organization may not do the following if the statement, advertisement,
             383      publication, form, or inquiry violates Subsection (1)(d)(ii):
             384          (A) print, [or] circulate, or cause to be printed or circulated, [any] a statement,
             385      advertisement, or publication[,];
             386          (B) use [any] a form of application for employment or membership[,]; or
             387          (C) make [any] an inquiry in connection with prospective employment or membership.
             388          (ii) This Subsection (1)(d) applies to a statement, advertisement, publication, form, or
             389      inquiry that expresses, either directly or indirectly[: (i) any], a limitation, specification, or
             390      discrimination, or the intent to make a limitation, specification, or discrimination as to:
             391          (A) race;
             392          (B) color;
             393          (C) religion;
             394          (D) sex;
             395          (E) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             396          (F) national origin;
             397          (G) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             398          (H) disability;
             399          (I) sexual orientation; or


             400          (J) gender identity.
             401          [(ii) the intent to make any limitation, specification, or discrimination described in
             402      Subsection (1)(d)(i).]
             403          (e) A person, whether or not an employer, an employment agency, a labor organization,
             404      or [the employees or members] an employee or member of an employer, employment agency,
             405      or labor organization, may not:
             406          (i) aid, incite, compel, or coerce the doing of an act defined in this section to be a
             407      discriminatory or prohibited employment practice;
             408          (ii) obstruct or prevent [any] a person from complying with this chapter, or [any] an
             409      order issued under this chapter; or
             410          (iii) attempt, either directly or indirectly, to commit [any] an act prohibited in this
             411      section.
             412          (f) (i) An employer, labor organization, joint apprenticeship committee, or vocational
             413      school, providing, coordinating, or controlling an apprenticeship [programs] program, or
             414      providing, coordinating, or controlling an on-the-job-training [programs] program, instruction,
             415      training, or retraining [programs] program, may not:
             416          (A) deny to, or withhold from, [any] a qualified person, the right to be admitted to, or
             417      participate in [any] an apprenticeship training program, on-the-job-training program, or other
             418      occupational instruction, training, or retraining program because of:
             419          (I) race;
             420          (II) color;
             421          (III) sex;
             422          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             423          (V) religion;
             424          (VI) national origin;
             425          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             426          (VIII) disability;
             427          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             428          (X) gender identity;
             429          (B) discriminate against or harass [any] a qualified person in that person's pursuit of
             430      [programs] a program described in Subsection (1)(f)(i)(A)[, or to] because of:


             431          (I) race;
             432          (II) color;
             433          (III) sex;
             434          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             435          (V) religion;
             436          (VI) national origin;
             437          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older;
             438          (VIII) disability;
             439          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             440          (X) gender identity;
             441          (C) discriminate against [such] a qualified person in the terms, conditions, or privileges
             442      of [programs] a program described in Subsection (1)(f)(i)(A), because of:
             443          (I) race;
             444          (II) color;
             445          (III) sex;
             446          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             447          (V) religion;
             448          (VI) national origin;
             449          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             450          (VIII) disability; [or]
             451          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             452          (X) gender identity; or
             453          [(C)] (D) except as provided in Subsection (1)(f)(ii), print, publish, or cause to be
             454      printed or published, [any] a notice or advertisement relating to employment by the employer,
             455      or membership in or [any] a classification or referral for employment by a labor organization,
             456      or relating to [any] a classification or referral for employment by an employment agency,
             457      indicating [any] a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on:
             458          (I) race;
             459          (II) color;
             460          (III) sex;
             461          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;


             462          (V) religion;
             463          (VI) national origin;
             464          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             465          (VIII) disability[.];
             466          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             467          (X) gender identity.
             468          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i)[(C)](D), if the following is a bona fide
             469      occupational qualification for employment, a notice or advertisement described in Subsection
             470      (1)(f)(i)[(C)](D) may indicate a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based
             471      on:
             472          (A) race;
             473          (B) color;
             474          (C) religion;
             475          (D) sex;
             476          (E) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             477          (F) age;
             478          (G) national origin; [or]
             479          (H) disability[.];
             480          (I) sexual orientation; or
             481          (J) gender identity.
             482          (2) [Nothing contained in] Subsections (1)(a) through (1)(f) [shall] may not be
             483      construed to prevent:
             484          (a) the termination of employment of an individual who, with or without reasonable
             485      accommodation, is physically, mentally, or emotionally unable to perform the duties required
             486      by that individual's employment;
             487          (b) the variance of insurance premiums or coverage on account of age; or
             488          (c) a restriction on the activities of [individuals licensed by the liquor authority with
             489      respect to persons] a person licensed in accordance with Title 32A, Alcoholic Beverage
             490      Control Act, with respect to an individual who is under 21 years of age.
             491          (3) (a) It is not a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice:
             492          (i) for an employer to hire and employ [employees,] an employee for an employment


             493      agency to classify or refer for employment [any] an individual, for a labor organization to
             494      classify its membership or to classify or refer for employment [any] an individual, or for an
             495      employer, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling an
             496      apprenticeship or other training or retraining [programs] program to admit or employ [any] an
             497      individual in [any such] the program, on the basis of religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or
             498      pregnancy-related conditions, age, national origin, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender
             499      identity in those certain instances [where] when religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or
             500      pregnancy-related conditions, age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older, national origin,
             501      [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity is a bona fide occupational qualification
             502      reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise;
             503          (ii) for a school, college, university, or other educational institution to hire and employ
             504      [employees] an employee of a particular religion if:
             505          (A) the school, college, university, or other educational institution is, in whole or in
             506      substantial part, owned, supported, controlled, or managed by a particular religious corporation,
             507      association, or society; or
             508          (B) the curriculum of the school, college, university, or other educational institution is
             509      directed toward the propagation of a particular religion; or
             510          (iii) for an employer to give preference in employment to:
             511          (A) the employer's:
             512          (I) spouse;
             513          (II) child; or
             514          (III) son-in-law or daughter-in-law;
             515          (B) [any] a person for whom the employer is or would be liable to furnish financial
             516      support if [those persons] the person were unemployed;
             517          (C) [any] a person to whom the employer during the preceding six months [has
             518      furnished] furnishes more than one-half of total financial support regardless of whether or not
             519      the employer was or is legally obligated to furnish support; or
             520          (D) [any] a person whose education or training [was] is substantially financed by the
             521      employer for a period of two years or more.
             522          (b) Nothing in this chapter applies to [any] a business or enterprise on or near an Indian
             523      reservation with respect to [any] a publicly announced employment practice of the business or


             524      enterprise under which preferential treatment is given to [any] an individual because that
             525      individual is a native American Indian living on or near an Indian reservation.
             526          (c) Nothing in this chapter [shall] may be interpreted to require [any] an employer,
             527      employment agency, labor organization, vocational school, joint labor-management committee,
             528      or apprenticeship program subject to this chapter to grant preferential treatment to [any] an
             529      individual or to [any] a group because of the race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, [or]
             530      disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity of the individual or group on account of an
             531      imbalance [which] that may exist with respect to the total number or percentage of persons of
             532      [any] a race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or
             533      gender identity employed by [any] an employer, referred or classified for employment by an
             534      employment agency or labor organization, admitted to membership or classified by [any] a
             535      labor organization, or admitted to or employed in, any apprenticeship or other training
             536      program, in comparison with the total number or percentage of persons of that race, color,
             537      religion, sex, age, national origin, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity in any
             538      community or county or in the available work force in any community or county.
             539          (4) It is not a discriminatory or prohibited practice with respect to age to observe the
             540      terms of a bona fide seniority system or any bona fide employment benefit plan such as a
             541      retirement, pension, or insurance plan that is not a subterfuge to evade the purposes of this
             542      chapter, except that [no such] an employee benefit plan [shall] may not excuse the failure to
             543      hire an individual.
             544          (5) Notwithstanding Subsection (4), or [any other statutory provision] another statute to
             545      the contrary, a person may not be subject to involuntary termination or retirement from
             546      employment on the basis of age alone, if the individual is 40 years of age or older, except:
             547          (a) under Subsection (6);
             548          (b) under Section 67-5-8 ; and
             549          (c) when age is a bona fide occupational qualification.
             550          (6) Nothing in this section prohibits compulsory retirement of an employee who has
             551      attained at least 65 years of age, and who, for the two-year period immediately before
             552      retirement, is employed in a bona fide executive or a high policymaking position, if:
             553          (a) that employee is entitled to an immediate nonforfeitable annual retirement benefit
             554      from the employee's employer's pension, profit-sharing, savings, or deferred compensation


             555      plan, or any combination of those plans; and
             556          (b) the benefit described in Subsection (6)(a) equals, in the aggregate, at least $44,000.
             557          Section 5. Section 34A-5-107 is amended to read:
             558           34A-5-107. Procedure for aggrieved person to file claim -- Investigations --
             559      Adjudicative proceedings -- Conciliation -- Reconsideration -- Determination.
             560          (1) (a) [Any] A person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory or prohibited
             561      employment practice may, or that person's attorney or agent may, make, sign, and file with the
             562      division a request for agency action.
             563          (b) [Every] A request for agency action shall be verified under oath or affirmation.
             564          (c) A request for agency action made under this section shall be filed within 180 days
             565      after the alleged discriminatory or prohibited employment practice [occurred] occurs.
             566          (d) The division may transfer a request for agency action filed with the division
             567      pursuant to this section to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in
             568      accordance with [the provisions of any] a work-share agreement that is:
             569          (i) between the division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and
             570          (ii) in effect on the day on which the request for agency action is transferred.
             571          (2) [Any] An employer, labor organization, joint apprenticeship committee, or
             572      vocational school who has an employee or member who refuses or threatens to refuse to
             573      comply with this chapter may file with the division a request for agency action asking the
             574      division for assistance to obtain the employee's or member's compliance by conciliation or
             575      other remedial action.
             576          (3) (a) Before a hearing is set or held as part of any adjudicative proceeding, the
             577      division shall promptly assign an investigator to attempt a settlement between the parties by
             578      conference, conciliation, or persuasion.
             579          (b) If no settlement is reached, the investigator shall make a prompt impartial
             580      investigation of all allegations made in the request for agency action.
             581          (c) The division and its staff, agents, and employees:
             582          (i) shall conduct every investigation in fairness to all parties and agencies involved;
             583      and
             584          (ii) may not attempt a settlement between the parties if it is clear that no discriminatory
             585      or prohibited employment practice has occurred.


             586          (d) An aggrieved party may withdraw the request for agency action prior to the
             587      issuance of a final order.
             588          (4) (a) If the initial attempts at settlement are unsuccessful, and the investigator
             589      uncovers insufficient evidence during the investigation to support the allegations of a
             590      discriminatory or prohibited employment practice set out in the request for agency action, the
             591      investigator shall formally report these findings to the director or the director's designee.
             592          (b) Upon receipt of the investigator's report described in Subsection (4)(a), the director
             593      or the director's designee may issue a determination and order for dismissal of the adjudicative
             594      proceeding.
             595          (c) A party may make a written request to the Division of Adjudication for an
             596      evidentiary hearing to review de novo the director's or the director's designee's determination
             597      and order within 30 days of the date the determination and order for dismissal is issued.
             598          (d) If the director or the director's designee receives no timely request for a hearing, the
             599      determination and order issued by the director or the director's designee becomes the final order
             600      of the commission.
             601          (5) (a) If the initial attempts at settlement are unsuccessful and the investigator
             602      uncovers sufficient evidence during the investigation to support the allegations of a
             603      discriminatory or prohibited employment practice set out in the request for agency action, the
             604      investigator shall formally report these findings to the director or the director's designee.
             605          (b) (i) Upon receipt of the investigator's report described in Subsection (5)(a), the
             606      director or the director's designee may issue a determination and order based on the
             607      investigator's report.
             608          (ii) A determination and order issued under this Subsection (5)(b) shall:
             609          (A) direct the respondent to cease any discriminatory or prohibited employment
             610      practice; and
             611          (B) provide relief to the aggrieved party as the director or the director's designee
             612      determines is appropriate.
             613          (c) A party may file a written request to the Division of Adjudication for an evidentiary
             614      hearing to review de novo the director's or the director's designee's determination and order
             615      within 30 days of the date the determination and order is issued.
             616          (d) If the director or the director's designee receives no timely request for a hearing, the


             617      determination and order issued by the director or the director's designee in accordance with
             618      Subsection (5)(b) becomes the final order of the commission.
             619          (6) In [any] an adjudicative proceeding to review the director's or the director's
             620      designee's determination that a prohibited employment practice has occurred, the division shall
             621      present the factual and legal basis of the determination or order issued under Subsection (5).
             622          (7) (a) [Prior to] Before the commencement of an evidentiary hearing:
             623          (i) the party filing the request for agency action may reasonably and fairly amend any
             624      allegation; and
             625          (ii) the respondent may amend its answer.
             626          (b) An amendment permitted under this Subsection (7) may be made:
             627          (i) during or after a hearing; and
             628          (ii) only with permission of the presiding officer.
             629          (8) (a) If, upon all the evidence at a hearing, the presiding officer finds that a
             630      respondent has not engaged in a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice, the
             631      presiding officer shall issue an order dismissing the request for agency action containing the
             632      allegation of a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice.
             633          (b) The presiding officer may order that the respondent be reimbursed by the
             634      complaining party for the respondent's [attorneys'] attorney fees and costs.
             635          (9) If upon all the evidence at the hearing, the presiding officer finds that a respondent
             636      has engaged in a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice, the presiding officer shall
             637      issue an order requiring the respondent to:
             638          (a) cease [any] a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice; and
             639          (b) provide relief to the complaining party, including:
             640          (i) reinstatement;
             641          (ii) back pay and benefits;
             642          (iii) [attorneys'] attorney fees; and
             643          (iv) costs.
             644          (10) Conciliation between the parties is to be urged and facilitated at all stages of the
             645      adjudicative process.
             646          (11) (a) Either party may file with the Division of Adjudication a written request for
             647      review before the commissioner or Appeals Board of the order issued by the presiding officer


             648      in accordance with:
             649          (i) Section 63G-4-301 ; and
             650          (ii) Chapter 1, Part 3, Adjudicative Proceedings.
             651          (b) If there is no timely request for review, the order issued by the presiding officer
             652      becomes the final order of the commission.
             653          (12) An order of the commission under Subsection (11)(a) is subject to judicial review
             654      as provided in:
             655          (a) Section 63G-4-403 ; and
             656          (b) Chapter 1, Part 3, Adjudicative Proceedings.
             657          (13) The commission [shall have authority to] may make rules concerning procedures
             658      under this chapter in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
             659      Act.
             660          (14) The commission and its staff may not divulge or make public [any] information
             661      gained from [any] an investigation, settlement negotiation, or proceeding before the
             662      commission except as provided in Subsections (14)(a) through (d).
             663          (a) Information used by the director or the director's designee in making [any] a
             664      determination may be provided to all interested parties for the purpose of preparation for and
             665      participation in proceedings before the commission.
             666          (b) General statistical information may be disclosed provided the identities of the
             667      individuals or parties are not disclosed.
             668          (c) Information may be disclosed for inspection by the attorney general or other legal
             669      representatives of the state or the commission.
             670          (d) Information may be disclosed for information and reporting requirements of the
             671      federal government.
             672          (15) The procedures contained in this section are the exclusive remedy under state law
             673      for employment discrimination based upon:
             674          (a) race;
             675          (b) color;
             676          (c) sex;
             677          (d) retaliation;
             678          (e) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;


             679          (f) age;
             680          (g) religion;
             681          (h) national origin; [or]
             682          (i) disability[.];
             683          (j) sexual orientation; or
             684          (k) gender identity.
             685          (16) (a) The commencement of an action under federal law for relief based upon [any]
             686      an act prohibited by this chapter bars the commencement or continuation of [any] an
             687      adjudicative proceeding before the commission in connection with the same [claims] claim
             688      under this chapter.
             689          (b) The transfer of a request for agency action to the Equal Employment Opportunity
             690      Commission in accordance with Subsection (1)(d) is considered the commencement of an
             691      action under federal law for purposes of Subsection (16)(a).
             692          (c) Nothing in this Subsection (16) is intended to alter, amend, modify, or impair the
             693      exclusive remedy provision set forth in Subsection (15).
             694          Section 6. Section 57-21-2 is amended to read:
             695           57-21-2. Definitions.
             696          As used in this chapter:
             697          (1) "Aggrieved person" includes [any] a person who:
             698          (a) claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
             699          (b) believes that the person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is
             700      about to occur.
             701          (2) "Commission" means the Labor Commission.
             702          (3) "Complainant" means an aggrieved person, including the director, who has
             703      commenced a complaint with the division.
             704          (4) "Conciliation" means the attempted resolution of [issues] an issue raised [by] in a
             705      complaint of discriminatory housing practices by the investigation of the complaint through
             706      informal negotiations involving the complainant, the respondent, and the division.
             707          (5) "Conciliation agreement" means a written agreement setting forth the resolution of
             708      the issues in conciliation.
             709          (6) "Conciliation conference" means the attempted resolution of [issues] an issue raised


             710      [by] in a complaint [or] by the investigation of a complaint through informal negotiations
             711      involving the complainant, the respondent, and the division. The conciliation conference is not
             712      subject to Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             713          (7) "Covered multifamily [dwellings"] dwelling" means:
             714          (a) buildings consisting of four or more dwelling units if the buildings have one or
             715      more elevators; and
             716          (b) ground floor units in other buildings consisting of four or more dwelling units.
             717          (8) "Director" means the director of the division or a designee.
             718          (9) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one
             719      or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such an
             720      impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             721          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             722      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             723      Sec. 802.
             724          (10) "Discriminate" includes segregate or separate.
             725          (11) "Discriminatory housing practice" means an act that is unlawful under this
             726      chapter.
             727          (12) "Division" means the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor established under
             728      the commission.
             729          (13) [(a)] "Dwelling" means [any]:
             730          (a) a building or structure, or a portion of a building or structure, occupied as, [or]
             731      designed as, or intended for occupancy as, a residence of one or more families[.]; or
             732          (b) ["Dwelling" also includes] vacant land that is offered for sale or lease for the
             733      construction or location of a dwelling as described in Subsection (13)(a).
             734          (14) (a) "Familial status" means one or more individuals who have not attained the age
             735      of 18 years being domiciled with:
             736          (i) a parent or another person having legal custody of the [individual] one or more
             737      individuals; or
             738          (ii) the designee of the parent or other person having custody, with the written
             739      permission of the parent or other person.
             740          (b) The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status [shall


             741      apply to any] applies to a person who:
             742          (i) is pregnant;
             743          (ii) is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained
             744      the age of 18 years; or
             745          (iii) is a single individual.
             746          (15) "Gender identity" means an individual's actual or perceived gender identity,
             747      including the individual's gender-related appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related
             748      characteristics, without regard to the individual's physiology.
             749          [(15)] (16) "National origin" means the place of birth of an individual or of any lineal
             750      ancestors.
             751          [(16)] (17) "Person" includes one or more:
             752          (a) individuals[,];
             753          (b) corporations[,];
             754          (c) limited liability companies[,];
             755          (d) partnerships[,];
             756          (e) associations[,];
             757          (f) labor organizations[,];
             758          (g) legal representatives[,];
             759          (h) mutual companies[,];
             760          (i) joint-stock companies[,];
             761          (j) trusts[,];
             762          (k) unincorporated organizations[,];
             763          (l) trustees[,];
             764          (m) trustees in cases under the United States Bankruptcy Code[,];
             765          (n) receivers[,]; and
             766          (o) fiduciaries.
             767          [(17)] (18) "Presiding officer" has the same meaning as provided in Section
             768      63G-4-103 .
             769          [(18)] (19) "Real estate broker" or "salesperson" means a principal broker, an associate
             770      broker, or a sales agent as those terms are defined in Section 61-2f-102 .
             771          [(19)] (20) "Respondent" means a person against whom a complaint of housing


             772      discrimination has been initiated.
             773          [(20)] (21) "Sex" means gender and includes pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities
             774      related to pregnancy or childbirth.
             775          (22) "Sexual orientation" means an individual's actual or perceived orientation as
             776      heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
             777          [(21)] (23) "Source of income" means the verifiable condition of being a recipient of
             778      federal, state, or local assistance, including medical assistance, or of being a tenant receiving
             779      federal, state, or local subsidies, including rental assistance or rent supplements.
             780          Section 7. Section 57-21-3 is amended to read:
             781           57-21-3. Exemptions.
             782          (1) This chapter does not apply to [any] a single-family dwelling unit sold or rented by
             783      its owner if:
             784          (a) the owner is not a partnership, association, corporation, or other business entity;
             785          (b) the owner does not own [any] an interest in four or more single-family dwelling
             786      units held for sale or lease at the same time;
             787          (c) during a 24-month period, the owner does not sell two or more single-family
             788      dwelling units in which the owner was not residing or was not the most recent resident at the
             789      time of sale;
             790          (d) the owner does not retain or use the facilities or services of [any] a real estate
             791      broker or salesperson; and
             792          (e) the owner does not use [any] a discriminatory housing practice under Subsection
             793      57-21-5 (2) in the sale or rental of the dwelling.
             794          (2) This chapter does not apply to a temporary or permanent residence facility operated
             795      by a nonprofit or charitable organization, including [any] a dormitory operated by a public or
             796      private educational institution, if the discrimination is by sex or familial status:
             797          (a) for reasons of personal modesty or privacy; or
             798          (b) in the furtherance of a religious institution's free exercise of religious rights under
             799      the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
             800          (3) This chapter, except for Subsection 57-21-5 (2), does not apply to the rental of a
             801      room in [the] a single family dwelling by an owner-occupant of [a] the single-family dwelling
             802      to another person if:


             803          (a) the dwelling is designed for occupancy by four or fewer families[,]; and
             804          (b) the owner-occupant resides in one of the units.
             805          (4) [This] Unless membership in a religion is restricted by race, color, sex, or national
             806      origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity, this chapter does not prohibit a religious
             807      organization[,] or association, [or society,] or [any] a nonprofit institution or organization
             808      operated, supervised, or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious organization[,] or
             809      association, [or society,] from:
             810          (a) limiting the sale, rental, or occupancy of dwellings it owns or operates for primarily
             811      noncommercial purposes to persons of the same religion[,]; or [from]
             812          (b) giving preference to [such] persons[, unless membership in the religion is restricted
             813      by race, color, sex, or national origin] of the same religion.
             814          (5) [This] (a) If the conditions of Subsection (5)(b) are met, this chapter does not
             815      prohibit a private club not open to the public, including [fraternities and sororities] a fraternity
             816      or sorority associated with [institutions] an institution of higher education, from:
             817          (i) limiting the rental or occupancy of lodgings to members; or [from]
             818          (ii) giving preference to its members[, but].
             819          (b) This Subsection (5) applies only if [it] a private club owns or operates the lodgings
             820      as an incident to its primary purpose and not for a commercial purpose.
             821          (6) This chapter does not prohibit distinctions based on inability to fulfill the terms and
             822      conditions, including financial obligations, of:
             823          (a) a lease[,];
             824          (b) a rental agreement[,];
             825          (c) a contract of purchase or sale[,];
             826          (d) a mortgage[,];
             827          (e) a trust deed[, other]; or
             828          (f) another financing agreement.
             829          (7) This chapter does not prohibit [any] a nonprofit educational institution from:
             830          (a) requiring its single students to live in housing approved, operated, or owned by the
             831      nonprofit educational institution;
             832          (b) segregating housing that the nonprofit education institution approves, operates, or
             833      owns on the basis of sex or familial status or both:


             834          (i) for reasons of personal modesty or privacy[,]; or
             835          (ii) in the furtherance of a religious institution's free exercise of religious rights under
             836      the First Amendment of the [United States] Constitution of the United States; or
             837          (c) otherwise assisting [others] another person in making sex-segregated housing
             838      available to students as may be permitted by regulations implementing the federal Fair Housing
             839      Amendments Act of 1988 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
             840          (8) This chapter does not prohibit [any] a reasonable local, state, or federal
             841      [restrictions] restriction regarding the maximum number of occupants permitted to occupy a
             842      dwelling.
             843          (9) [The provisions pertaining] A provision of this chapter that pertains to familial
             844      status [do] does not apply to the existence, development, sale, rental, advertisement, or
             845      financing of [any] an apartment complex, condominium, or other housing development
             846      designated as housing for older persons, as defined by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of
             847      1968, as amended.
             848          Section 8. Section 57-21-5 is amended to read:
             849           57-21-5. Discriminatory practices enumerated -- Protected persons, classes
             850      enumerated.
             851          (1) It is a discriminatory housing practice to do any of the following because of a
             852      person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or]
             853      disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity:
             854          (a) (i) refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer[,];
             855          (ii) refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental[,]; or
             856          (iii) otherwise deny or make unavailable [any] a dwelling from any person;
             857          (b) discriminate against [any] a person in the terms, conditions, or privileges:
             858          (i) of the sale or rental of [any] a dwelling; or
             859          (ii) in providing facilities or services in connection with the dwelling; or
             860          (c) represent to [any] a person that [any] a dwelling is not available for inspection, sale,
             861      or rental when [in fact] the dwelling is available.
             862          (2) It is a discriminatory housing practice:
             863          (a) to:
             864          (i) make a representation orally or in writing; [or]


             865          (ii) make, print, circulate, publish, post, or cause to be made, printed, circulated,
             866      published, or posted [any] a notice, statement, or advertisement[,]; or [to]
             867          (iii) use any application form for the sale or rental of a dwelling[, that]; and
             868          (b) if the action described in Subsection (2)(a) directly or indirectly expresses [any]:
             869          (i) a preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
             870      national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender
             871      identity; or [expresses any]
             872          (ii) an intent to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.
             873          (3) It is a discriminatory housing practice to induce or attempt to induce, for profit,
             874      [any] a person to buy, sell, or rent [any] a dwelling by making [representations] a
             875      representation about the entry or prospective entry into the neighborhood of one or more
             876      persons of a particular race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of
             877      income, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
             878          (4) A discriminatory housing practice includes:
             879          (a) a refusal to permit, at the expense of the disabled person, a reasonable
             880      [modifications] modification of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by the person if
             881      the [modifications are] modification is necessary to afford that person full enjoyment of the
             882      premises, except that in the case of a rental, the landlord, [where] when it is reasonable to do
             883      so, may condition permission for a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of
             884      the premises, when reasonable, to the condition that existed before the modification, reasonable
             885      wear and tear excepted;
             886          (b) a refusal to make a reasonable [accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or
             887      services when the accommodations] accommodation in a rule, policy, practice, or service if the
             888      accommodation may be necessary to afford the person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a
             889      dwelling; and
             890          (c) in connection with the design and construction of covered multifamily dwellings for
             891      first occupancy after March 13, 1991, a failure to design and construct [those] the covered
             892      multifamily dwellings in a manner that:
             893          (i) the covered multifamily dwellings have at least one building entrance on an
             894      accessible route, unless it is impracticable to have one because of the terrain or unusual
             895      characteristics of the site; and


             896          (ii) with respect to covered multifamily dwellings with a building entrance on an
             897      accessible route:
             898          (A) the public use and common use portions of the covered multifamily dwelling are
             899      readily accessible to and usable by disabled persons;
             900          (B) all the doors designed to allow passage into and within the covered multifamily
             901      dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by disabled persons in wheelchairs; and
             902          (C) all premises within these covered multifamily dwellings contain the following
             903      features of adaptive design:
             904          (I) an accessible route into and through the covered multifamily dwelling;
             905          (II) light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in
             906      accessible locations;
             907          (III) reinforcements in the bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars; and
             908          (IV) kitchens and bathrooms such that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver
             909      about and use the space.
             910          (5) This section also applies to discriminatory housing practices because of race, color,
             911      religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability, sexual
             912      orientation, or gender identity based upon a person's association with another person.
             913          Section 9. Section 57-21-6 is amended to read:
             914           57-21-6. Discriminatory housing practices regarding residential real
             915      estate-related transactions -- Discriminatory housing practices regarding the provisions
             916      of brokerage services.
             917          (1) (a) It is a discriminatory housing practice for [any] a person whose business
             918      includes engaging in residential real [estate-related] estate related transactions to discriminate
             919      against [any] a person in making available [such] a residential real estate related transaction, or
             920      in the terms or conditions of the residential real estate related transaction, because of race,
             921      color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, source of income, [or] national origin, sexual
             922      orientation, or gender identity.
             923          (b) Residential real estate-related transactions include:
             924          [(a)] (i) making or purchasing loans or providing other financial assistance:
             925          [(i)] (A) for purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing, or maintaining a dwelling;
             926      or


             927          [(ii)] (B) secured by residential real estate; or
             928          [(b)] (ii) selling, brokering, or appraising residential real property.
             929          (2) It is a discriminatory housing practice to, because of race, color, religion, sex,
             930      disability, familial status, source of income, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender
             931      identity:
             932          (a) deny [any] a person access to, or membership or participation in, [any] a
             933      multiple-listing service, real estate brokers' organization, or other service, organization, or
             934      facility relating to the business of selling or renting dwellings; or [to]
             935          (b) discriminate against [any] a person in the terms or conditions of access,
             936      membership, or participation in the organization, service, or facility [because of race, color,
             937      religion, sex, disability, familial status, source of income, or national origin].
             938          (3) This section also applies to a discriminatory housing [practices] practice because of
             939      race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability,
             940      sexual orientation, or gender identity based upon a person's association with another person.
             941          Section 10. Section 57-21-7 is amended to read:
             942           57-21-7. Prohibited conduct -- Aiding or abetting in discriminatory actions --
             943      Obstruction of division investigation -- Reprisals.
             944          (1) It is a discriminatory housing practice to do any of the following:
             945          (a) coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with [any] a person:
             946          (i) in the exercise or enjoyment of [any] a right granted or protected under this chapter;
             947          (ii) because that person exercised [any] a right granted or protected under this chapter;
             948      or
             949          (iii) because that person aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or
             950      enjoyment of [any] a right granted or protected under this chapter;
             951          (b) aid, abet, incite, compel, or coerce a person to engage in [any of the practices] a
             952      practice prohibited by this chapter;
             953          (c) attempt to aid, abet, incite, compel, or coerce a person to engage in [any of the
             954      practices] a practice prohibited by this chapter;
             955          (d) obstruct or prevent [any] a person from complying with this chapter, or any order
             956      issued under this chapter;
             957          (e) resist, prevent, impede, or interfere with the director or [any] a division [employees


             958      or representatives] employee or representative in the performance of duty under this chapter; or
             959          (f) engage in any reprisal against [any] a person because that person:
             960          (i) opposed a practice prohibited under this chapter; or
             961          (ii) filed a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in [any] an
             962      investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this chapter.
             963          (2) This section also applies to discriminatory housing practices because of race, color,
             964      religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability, sexual
             965      orientation, or gender identity based upon a person's association with another person.




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