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S.B. 262

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EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING ANTIDISCRIMINATION

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AMENDMENTS

             3     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

             6     
House Sponsor: ____________

             7      Cosponsor:Jim Dabakis              8     
             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act and the Utah Fair Housing Act to
             12      address discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and
             13      gender identity.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    modifies definition provisions related to employment and housing discrimination,
             17      including defining "gender identity" and "sexual orientation";
             18          .    modifies powers of division;
             19          .    includes sexual orientation and gender identity as a consideration in appointments to
             20      the Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council;
             21          .    includes sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases for
             22      discrimination in employment;
             23          .    addresses dress and grooming standards and shared facilities;
             24          .    addresses exclusive remedy;
             25          .    modifies exemptions to the Utah Fair Housing Act;
             26          .    includes sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases for


             27      discriminatory housing practices; and
             28          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             29      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             30          None
             31      Other Special Clauses:
             32          None
             33      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             34      AMENDS:
             35          34A-5-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 413
             36          34A-5-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 369
             37          34A-5-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 286
             38          34A-5-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 101
             39          34A-5-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             40          57-21-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 379
             41          57-21-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             42          57-21-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
             43          57-21-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             44          57-21-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 114
             45     
             46      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             47          Section 1. Section 34A-5-102 is amended to read:
             48           34A-5-102. Definitions -- Unincorporated entities.
             49          (1) As used in this chapter:
             50          (a) "Affiliate" is as defined in Section 16-6a-102 .
             51          [(a)] (b) "Apprenticeship" means a program for the training of apprentices including a
             52      program providing the training of those persons defined as apprentices by Section 35A-6-102 .
             53          [(b)] (c) "Bona fide occupational qualification" means a characteristic applying to an
             54      employee that:
             55          (i) is necessary to the operation of the employer's business; or
             56          (ii) is the essence of the [employee's] employer's business.
             57          [(c)] (d) "Court" means:


             58          (i) the district court in the judicial district of the state in which the asserted unfair
             59      employment practice [occurred] occurs; or
             60          (ii) if [this] the district court is not in session at that time, a judge of the court described
             61      in Subsection (1)[(c)](d)(i).
             62          [(d)] (e) "Director" means the director of the division.
             63          [(e)] (f) "Disability" means a physical or mental disability as defined and covered by
             64      the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12102.
             65          [(f)] (g) "Division" means the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor.
             66          [(g)] (h) "Employee" means [any] a person applying with or employed by an employer.
             67          [(h)] (i) (i) "Employer" means:
             68          (A) the state;
             69          (B) [any] a political subdivision;
             70          (C) a board, commission, department, institution, school district, trust, or agent of the
             71      state or [its] a political [subdivisions] subdivision of the state; or
             72          (D) a person employing 15 or more employees within the state for each working day in
             73      each of 20 calendar weeks or more in the current or preceding calendar year.
             74          (ii) "Employer" does not include:
             75          (A) a religious organization or association;
             76          (B) a religious corporation sole; [or]
             77          (C) [any] a corporation or association constituting an affiliate, a wholly owned
             78      subsidiary, or an agency of any religious organization or association or religious corporation
             79      sole[.]; or
             80          (D) an organization engaged in public or private expression if employing an individual
             81      would affect in a significant way the organization's ability to advocate public or private
             82      viewpoints protected by the freedom of expressive association described in decisions of the
             83      United States Supreme Court or the Utah Supreme Court.
             84          [(i)] (j) "Employment agency" means [any] a person:
             85          (i) undertaking to procure employees or opportunities to work for any other person; or
             86          (ii) holding the person out to be equipped to take an action described in Subsection
             87      (1)[(i)](j)(i).
             88          (k) "Gender identity" means an individual's internal sense of gender, without regard to


             89      the individual's designated sex at birth. Evidence of gender identity may include an
             90      individual's self-identification, as well as the individual's gender-related appearance,
             91      mannerisms, and other gender-related characteristics.
             92          [(j)] (l) "Joint apprenticeship committee" means [any] an association of representatives
             93      of a labor organization and an employer providing, coordinating, or controlling an apprentice
             94      training program.
             95          [(k)] (m) "Labor organization" means [any] an organization that exists for the purpose
             96      in whole or in part of:
             97          (i) collective bargaining;
             98          (ii) dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment;
             99      or
             100          (iii) other mutual aid or protection in connection with employment.
             101          [(l)] (n) "National origin" means the place of birth, domicile, or residence of an
             102      individual or of an individual's ancestors.
             103          [(m)] (o) "On-the-job training program" means [any] a program designed to instruct a
             104      person who, while learning the particular job for which the person is receiving instruction:
             105          (i) is also employed at that job; or
             106          (ii) may be employed by the employer conducting the program during the course of the
             107      program, or when the program is completed.
             108          [(n)] (p) "Person" means:
             109          (i) one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal
             110      representatives, trusts or trustees, or receivers[,];
             111          (ii) the state; and [all political subdivisions and agencies]
             112          (iii) a political subdivision or agency of the state.
             113          [(o)] (q) "Presiding officer" means the same as that term is defined in Section
             114      63G-4-103 .
             115          [(p)] (r) "Prohibited employment practice" means a practice specified as
             116      discriminatory, and therefore unlawful, in Section 34A-5-106 .
             117          [(q)] (s) "Retaliate" means the taking of adverse action by an employer, employment
             118      agency, labor organization, apprenticeship program, on-the-job training program, or vocational
             119      school against one of its employees, applicants, or members because the employee, applicant,


             120      or member [has]:
             121          (i) [opposed any] opposes an employment practice prohibited under this chapter; or
             122          (ii) [filed charges, testified, assisted, or participated] files charges, testifies, assists, or
             123      participates in any way in [any] a proceeding, investigation, or hearing under this chapter.
             124          (t) "Sexual orientation" means an individual's actual or perceived orientation as
             125      heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
             126          [(r)] (u) "Unincorporated entity" means an entity organized or doing business in the
             127      state that is not:
             128          (i) an individual;
             129          (ii) a corporation; or
             130          (iii) publicly traded.
             131          [(s)] (v) "Vocational school" means [any] a school or institution conducting a course of
             132      instruction, training, or retraining to prepare individuals to follow an occupation or trade, or to
             133      pursue a manual, technical, industrial, business, commercial, office, personal services, or other
             134      nonprofessional occupations.
             135          (2) (a) For purposes of this chapter, an unincorporated entity that is required to be
             136      licensed under Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, is presumed to
             137      be the employer of each individual who, directly or indirectly, holds an ownership interest in
             138      the unincorporated entity.
             139          (b) Pursuant to rules made by the commission in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3,
             140      Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, an unincorporated entity may rebut the presumption
             141      under Subsection (2)(a) for an individual by establishing by clear and convincing evidence that
             142      the individual:
             143          (i) is an active manager of the unincorporated entity;
             144          (ii) directly or indirectly holds at least an 8% ownership interest in the unincorporated
             145      entity; or
             146          (iii) is not subject to supervision or control in the performance of work by:
             147          (A) the unincorporated entity; or
             148          (B) a person with whom the unincorporated entity contracts.
             149          (c) As part of the rules made under Subsection (2)(b), the commission may define:
             150          (i) "active manager";


             151          (ii) "directly or indirectly holds at least an 8% ownership interest"; and
             152          (iii) "subject to supervision or control in the performance of work."
             153          Section 2. Section 34A-5-104 is amended to read:
             154           34A-5-104. Powers.
             155          (1) (a) The commission has jurisdiction over the subject of employment practices and
             156      discrimination made unlawful by this chapter.
             157          (b) The commission may adopt, publish, amend, and rescind rules, consistent with, and
             158      for the enforcement of this chapter.
             159          (2) The division may:
             160          (a) appoint and prescribe the duties of [investigators and other employees and agents
             161      that it] an investigator, other employee, or agent of the commission that the commission
             162      considers necessary for the enforcement of this chapter;
             163          (b) receive, reject, investigate, and pass upon [complaints] a complaint alleging:
             164          (i) discrimination in:
             165          (A) employment;
             166          (B) an apprenticeship [programs] program;
             167          (C) an on-the-job training [programs; and] program; or
             168          (D) a vocational [schools] school; or
             169          (ii) the existence of a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice by:
             170          (A) a person;
             171          (B) an employer;
             172          (C) an employment agency;
             173          (D) a labor organization;
             174          (E) [the employees or members] an employee or member of an employment agency or
             175      labor organization;
             176          (F) a joint apprenticeship committee; and
             177          (G) a vocational school;
             178          (c) investigate and study the existence, character, causes, and extent of discrimination
             179      [in]:
             180          (i) in one or more of the following in this state:
             181          (A) employment[,];


             182          (B) apprenticeship programs[,];
             183          (C) on-the-job training programs[,]; and
             184          (D) vocational schools [in this state]; and
             185          (ii) by:
             186          [(i)] (A) employers;
             187          [(ii)] (B) employment agencies;
             188          [(iii)] (C) labor organizations;
             189          [(iv)] (D) joint apprenticeship committees; and
             190          [(v)] (E) vocational schools;
             191          (d) formulate one or more plans for the elimination of discrimination by educational or
             192      other means;
             193          (e) hold [hearings upon] a hearing on a complaint made against:
             194          (i) a person;
             195          (ii) an employer;
             196          (iii) an employment agency;
             197          (iv) a labor organization;
             198          (v) [the employees or members] an employee or member of an employment agency or
             199      labor organization;
             200          (vi) a joint apprenticeship committee; or
             201          (vii) a vocational school;
             202          (f) issue one or more publications and reports of investigations and research that:
             203          (i) promote good will among the various racial, religious, and ethnic groups of the
             204      state; and
             205          (ii) minimize or eliminate discrimination in employment because of race, color, sex,
             206      religion, national origin, age, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity;
             207          (g) prepare and transmit to the governor, at least once each year, reports describing:
             208          (i) [its] the division's proceedings, investigations, and hearings;
             209          (ii) the outcome of those hearings;
             210          (iii) decisions the division [has rendered] renders; and
             211          (iv) the other work performed by the division;
             212          (h) recommend policies to the governor, and submit recommendation to employers,


             213      employment agencies, and labor organizations to implement those policies;
             214          (i) recommend [any] legislation to the governor that the division considers necessary
             215      concerning discrimination because of:
             216          (A) race[,];
             217          (B) sex[,];
             218          (C) color[,];
             219          (D) national origin[,];
             220          (E) religion[,];
             221          (F) age[, or];
             222          (G) disability [to the governor that it considers necessary; and];
             223          (H) sexual orientation; or
             224          (I) gender identity; and
             225          (j) within the limits of [any] appropriations made for its operation, cooperate with other
             226      agencies or organizations, both public and private, in the planning and conducting of
             227      educational programs designed to eliminate discriminatory practices prohibited under this
             228      chapter.
             229          (3) The division shall investigate an alleged discriminatory [practices] practice
             230      involving [officers or employees] an officer or employee of state government if requested to do
             231      so by the Career Service Review Office.
             232          (4) (a) In [any] a hearing held under this chapter, the division may:
             233          (i) subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance at the hearing;
             234          (ii) administer oaths and take the testimony of [any] a person under oath; and
             235          (iii) compel [any] a person to produce for examination [any books, papers] a book,
             236      paper, or other information relating to the matters raised by the complaint.
             237          (b) The division director or a hearing examiner appointed by the division director may
             238      conduct [hearings] a hearing.
             239          (c) If a witness fails or refuses to obey a subpoena issued by the division, the division
             240      may petition the district court to enforce the subpoena.
             241          (d) [In the event] If a witness asserts a privilege against self-incrimination, testimony
             242      and evidence from the witness may be compelled pursuant to Title 77, Chapter 22b, Grants of
             243      Immunity.


             244          Section 3. Section 34A-5-105 is amended to read:
             245           34A-5-105. Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council -- Membership --
             246      Appointment -- Term -- Powers and duties -- Chair.
             247          (1) There is created an Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council consisting of:
             248          (a) 13 voting members appointed by the commissioner as follows:
             249          (i) three employer representatives;
             250          (ii) three employee representatives;
             251          (iii) two representatives of persons who seek to rent or purchase [dwellings] a
             252      dwelling, as defined in Section 57-21-2 ;
             253          (iv) two representatives of persons who:
             254          (A) sell or rent dwellings; and
             255          (B) are subject to Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act; and
             256          (v) three representatives of the general public; and
             257          (b) the commissioner or the commissioner's designee as a nonvoting member of the
             258      council.
             259          (2) In making [the appointments] an appointment under Subsection (1), the
             260      commissioner shall consider representation of the following [protected classes] classifications:
             261          (a) race;
             262          (b) color;
             263          (c) national origin;
             264          (d) [gender] sex;
             265          (e) religion;
             266          (f) age;
             267          (g) persons with disabilities;
             268          (h) sexual orientation;
             269          (i) gender identity;
             270          [(h)] (j) familial status as defined in Section 57-21-2 ; and
             271          [(i)] (k) source of income as defined in Section 57-21-2 .
             272          (3) The division shall provide any necessary staff support for the council.
             273          (4) (a) Except as required by Subsection (4)(b), as terms of current council members
             274      expire, the commissioner shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year


             275      term.
             276          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(a), the commissioner shall, at
             277      the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             278      council members are staggered so that approximately half of the council is appointed every two
             279      years.
             280          (5) (a) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the commissioner
             281      shall appoint a replacement [shall be appointed] for the unexpired term.
             282          (b) The commissioner shall terminate the term of a council member who ceases to be
             283      representative as designated by the original appointment.
             284          (6) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but
             285      may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
             286          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             287          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             288          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             289      63A-3-107 .
             290          (7) (a) The advisory council shall:
             291          (i) offer advice on issues requested by:
             292          (A) the commission;
             293          (B) the division; or
             294          (C) the Legislature; and
             295          (ii) make recommendations to the commission and division regarding issues related to:
             296          (A) employment discrimination;
             297          (B) housing discrimination; and
             298          (C) the administration by the commission of:
             299          (I) the provisions of Title 34, Labor in General, that are administered by the
             300      commission;
             301          (II) [Title 34A, Chapter 5, Utah Antidiscrimination Act] this chapter; and
             302          (III) Title 57, Chapter 21, Utah Fair Housing Act.
             303          (b) The council shall [confer] meet at least quarterly for the purpose of advising the
             304      commission, division, and the Legislature regarding issues described in Subsection (7)(a).
             305          (8) (a) The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall serve as chair of the


             306      council.
             307          (b) The chair [is charged with the responsibility of calling] shall call the necessary
             308      meetings.
             309          Section 4. Section 34A-5-106 is amended to read:
             310           34A-5-106. Discriminatory or prohibited employment practices -- Permitted
             311      practices.
             312          (1) It is a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice to take [any] an action
             313      described in Subsections (1)(a) through (f).
             314          (a) (i) An employer may not refuse to hire, promote, discharge, demote, or terminate
             315      [any] a person, or to retaliate against, harass, or discriminate in matters of compensation or in
             316      terms, privileges, and conditions of employment against [any] a person otherwise qualified,
             317      because of:
             318          (A) race;
             319          (B) color;
             320          (C) sex;
             321          (D) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             322          (E) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older;
             323          (F) religion;
             324          (G) national origin; [or]
             325          (H) disability[.];
             326          (I) sexual orientation; or
             327          (J) gender identity.
             328          (ii) A person may not be considered "otherwise qualified," unless that person possesses
             329      the following required by an employer for any particular job, job classification, or position:
             330          (A) education;
             331          (B) training;
             332          (C) ability, with or without reasonable accommodation;
             333          (D) moral character;
             334          (E) integrity;
             335          (F) disposition to work;
             336          (G) adherence to reasonable rules and regulations; and


             337          (H) other job related qualifications required by an employer.
             338          (iii) [(A)] As used in this chapter, "to discriminate in matters of compensation" means
             339      the payment of differing wages or salaries to employees having substantially equal experience,
             340      responsibilities, and skill for the particular job.
             341          [(B)] (iv) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(iii)[(A)]:
             342          [(I)] (A) nothing in this chapter prevents [increases] an increase in pay as a result of
             343      longevity with the employer, if the salary [increases are] increase is uniformly applied and
             344      available to all employees on a substantially proportional basis; and
             345          [(II)] (B) nothing in this section prohibits an employer and employee from agreeing to
             346      a rate of pay or work schedule designed to protect the employee from loss of Social Security
             347      payment or benefits if the employee is eligible for those payments.
             348          (b) An employment agency may not:
             349          (i) refuse to list and properly classify for employment, or refuse to refer an individual
             350      for employment, in a known available job for which the individual is otherwise qualified,
             351      because 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; [or]
             360          (I) sexual orientation; or
             361          (J) gender identity; or
             362          (ii) comply with a request from an employer for referral of [applicants] an applicant for
             363      employment if the request indicates either directly or indirectly that the employer discriminates
             364      in employment on account of:
             365          (A) race;
             366          (B) color;
             367          (C) sex;


             368          (D) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             369          (E) religion;
             370          (F) national origin;
             371          (G) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             372          (H) disability[.];
             373          (I) sexual orientation; or
             374          (J) gender identity.
             375          (c) (i) A labor organization may not for a reason listed in Subsection (1)(c)(ii):
             376          (A) exclude [any] an individual otherwise qualified from full membership rights in the
             377      labor organization[,];
             378          (B) expel the individual from membership in the labor organization[,]; or
             379          (C) otherwise discriminate against or harass [any of the labor organization's members]
             380      a member of the labor organization in full employment of work opportunity[,] or
             381      representation[, because of:].
             382          (ii) A labor organization may not take an action listed in this Subsection (1)(c) because
             383      of:
             384          [(i)] (A) race;
             385          [(ii)] (B) sex;
             386          [(iii)] (C) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             387          [(iv)] (D) religion;
             388          [(v)] (E) national origin;
             389          [(vi)] (F) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             390          [(vii)] (G) disability[.];
             391          (H) sexual orientation; or
             392          (I) gender identity.
             393          (d) (i) Unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification, or required by and
             394      given to an agency of government for a security [reasons] reason, an employer, employment
             395      agency, or labor organization may not do the following if the statement, advertisement,
             396      publication, form, or inquiry violates Subsection (1)(d)(ii):
             397          (A) print, [or] circulate, or cause to be printed or circulated, [any] a statement,
             398      advertisement, or publication[,];


             399          (B) use [any] a form of application for employment or membership[,]; or
             400          (C) make any inquiry in connection with prospective employment or membership.
             401          (ii) This Subsection (1)(d) applies to a statement, advertisement, publication, form, or
             402      inquiry that expresses, either directly or indirectly[: (i) any] a limitation, specification, or
             403      discrimination, or the intent to make a limitation, specification, or discrimination as to:
             404          (A) race;
             405          (B) color;
             406          (C) religion;
             407          (D) sex;
             408          (E) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             409          (F) national origin;
             410          (G) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             411          (H) disability;
             412          [(ii) the intent to make any limitation, specification, or discrimination described in
             413      Subsection (1)(d)(i).]
             414          (I) sexual orientation; or
             415          (J) gender identity.
             416          (e) A person, whether or not an employer, an employment agency, a labor organization,
             417      or [the employees or members] an employee or member of an employer, employment agency,
             418      or labor organization, may not:
             419          (i) aid, incite, compel, or coerce the doing of an act defined in this section to be a
             420      discriminatory or prohibited employment practice;
             421          (ii) obstruct or prevent [any] a person from complying with this chapter, or [any] an
             422      order issued under this chapter; or
             423          (iii) attempt, either directly or indirectly, to commit [any] an act prohibited in this
             424      section.
             425          (f) (i) An employer, labor organization, joint apprenticeship committee, or vocational
             426      school, providing, coordinating, or controlling an apprenticeship [programs] program, or
             427      providing, coordinating, or controlling an on-the-job training [programs] program, instruction,
             428      training, or retraining [programs] program may not:
             429          (A) deny to, or withhold from, [any] a qualified person, the right to be admitted to, or


             430      participate in [any] an apprenticeship training program, on-the-job-training program, or other
             431      occupational instruction, training, or retraining program because of:
             432          (I) race;
             433          (II) color;
             434          (III) sex;
             435          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             436          (V) religion;
             437          (VI) national origin;
             438          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             439          (VIII) disability;
             440          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             441          (X) gender identity;
             442          (B) discriminate against or harass [any] a qualified person in that person's pursuit of
             443      [programs] a program described in Subsection (1)(f)(i)(A)[, or to] because of:
             444          (I) race;
             445          (II) color;
             446          (III) sex;
             447          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             448          (V) religion;
             449          (VI) national origin;
             450          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older;
             451          (VIII) disability;
             452          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             453          (X) gender identity;
             454          (C) discriminate against [such] a qualified person in the terms, conditions, or privileges
             455      of [programs] a program described in Subsection (1)(f)(i)(A), because of:
             456          (I) race;
             457          (II) color;
             458          (III) sex;
             459          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             460          (V) religion;


             461          (VI) national origin;
             462          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             463          (VIII) disability; [or]
             464          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             465          (X) gender identity; or
             466          [(C)] (D) except as provided in Subsection (1)(f)(ii), print, publish, or cause to be
             467      printed or published, [any] a notice or advertisement relating to employment by the employer,
             468      or membership in or [any] a classification or referral for employment by a labor organization,
             469      or relating to [any] a classification or referral for employment by an employment agency,
             470      indicating [any] a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on:
             471          (I) race;
             472          (II) color;
             473          (III) sex;
             474          (IV) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             475          (V) religion;
             476          (VI) national origin;
             477          (VII) age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older; [or]
             478          (VIII) disability[.];
             479          (IX) sexual orientation; or
             480          (X) gender identity.
             481          (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(f)(i)[(C)](D), if the following is a bona fide
             482      occupational qualification for employment, a notice or advertisement described in Subsection
             483      (1)(f)(i)[(C)](D) may indicate a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based
             484      on:
             485          (A) race;
             486          (B) color;
             487          (C) religion;
             488          (D) sex;
             489          (E) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             490          (F) age;
             491          (G) national origin; [or]


             492          (H) disability[.];
             493          (I) sexual orientation; or
             494          (J) gender identity.
             495          (2) [Nothing contained in] Subsections (1)(a) through (1)(f) [shall] may not be
             496      construed to prevent:
             497          (a) the termination of employment of an individual who, with or without reasonable
             498      accommodation, is physically, mentally, or emotionally unable to perform the duties required
             499      by that individual's employment;
             500          (b) the variance of insurance premiums or coverage on account of age; or
             501          (c) a restriction on the activities [of individuals licensed by the liquor authority with
             502      respect to persons] a person licensed in accordance with Title 32B, Alcoholic Beverage Control
             503      Act, with respect to an individual who is under 21 years of age.
             504          (3) (a) It is not a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice:
             505          (i) for an employer to hire and employ [employees] an employee, for an employment
             506      agency to classify or refer for employment [any] an individual, for a labor organization to
             507      classify its membership or to classify or refer for employment [any] an individual, or for an
             508      employer, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling an
             509      apprenticeship or other training or retraining [programs] program to admit or employ [any] an
             510      individual in [any such] the program, on the basis of religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or
             511      pregnancy-related conditions, age, national origin, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender
             512      identity in those certain instances [where] when religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or
             513      pregnancy-related conditions, age, if the individual is 40 years of age or older, national origin,
             514      [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity is a bona fide occupational qualification
             515      reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise;
             516          (ii) for a school, college, university, or other educational institution to hire and employ
             517      [employees] an employee of a particular religion if:
             518          (A) the school, college, university, or other educational institution is, in whole or in
             519      substantial part, owned, supported, controlled, or managed by a particular religious corporation,
             520      association, or society; or
             521          (B) the curriculum of the school, college, university, or other educational institution is
             522      directed toward the propagation of a particular religion; or


             523          (iii) for an employer to give preference in employment to:
             524          (A) the employer's:
             525          (I) spouse;
             526          (II) child; or
             527          (III) son-in-law or daughter-in-law;
             528          (B) [any] a person for whom the employer is or would be liable to furnish financial
             529      support if [those persons] the person were unemployed;
             530          (C) [any] a person to whom the employer during the preceding six months [has
             531      furnished] furnishes more than one-half of total financial support regardless of whether or not
             532      the employer was or is legally obligated to furnish support; or
             533          (D) [any] a person whose education or training [was] is substantially financed by the
             534      employer for a period of two years or more.
             535          (b) Nothing in this chapter applies to [any] a business or enterprise on or near an Indian
             536      reservation with respect to [any] a publicly announced employment practice of the business or
             537      enterprise under which preferential treatment is given to [any] an individual because that
             538      individual is a native American Indian living on or near an Indian reservation.
             539          (c) Nothing in this chapter [shall] may be interpreted to require [any] an employer,
             540      employment agency, labor organization, vocational school, joint labor-management committee,
             541      or apprenticeship program subject to this chapter to grant preferential treatment to [any] a
             542      individual or to [any] a group because of the race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, [or]
             543      disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity of the individual or group on account of an
             544      imbalance [which] that may exist with respect to the total number or percentage of persons of
             545      [any] a race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or
             546      gender identity employed by [any] an employer, referred or classified for employment by an
             547      employment agency or labor organization, admitted to membership or classified by [any] a
             548      labor organization, or admitted to or employed in, any apprenticeship or other training
             549      program, in comparison with the total number or percentage of persons of that race, color,
             550      religion, sex, age, national origin, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity in any
             551      community or county or in the available work force in any community or county.
             552          (4) It is not a discriminatory or prohibited practice with respect to age to observe the
             553      terms of a bona fide seniority system or any bona fide employment benefit plan such as a


             554      retirement, pension, or insurance plan that is not a subterfuge to evade the purposes of this
             555      chapter, except that [no such] an employee benefit plan [shall] may not excuse the failure to
             556      hire an individual.
             557          (5) Notwithstanding Subsection (4), or [any other statutory provision] another statute to
             558      the contrary, a person may not be subject to involuntary termination or retirement from
             559      employment on the basis of age alone, if the individual is 40 years of age or older, except:
             560          (a) under Subsection (6); and
             561          (b) when age is a bona fide occupational qualification.
             562          (6) Nothing in this section prohibits compulsory retirement of an employee who has
             563      attained at least 65 years of age, and who, for the two-year period immediately before
             564      retirement, is employed in a bona fide executive or a high policymaking position, if:
             565          (a) that employee is entitled to an immediate nonforfeitable annual retirement benefit
             566      from the employee's employer's pension, profit-sharing, savings, or deferred compensation
             567      plan, or any combination of those plans; and
             568          (b) the benefit described in Subsection (6)(a) equals, in the aggregate, at least $44,000.
             569          (7) (a) This chapter may not be interpreted to prohibit an employer from requiring an
             570      employee, during the employee's hours at work, to adhere to reasonable dress or grooming
             571      standards not prohibited by other provisions of federal, state, or local law, if the employer
             572      permits any employee who has undergone gender transition before the time of application for
             573      employment, and any employee who notifies the employer that the employee has undergone or
             574      is undergoing gender transition after the time of application for employment, to adhere to the
             575      same dress or grooming standards for the gender to which the employee has transitioned or is
             576      transitioning.
             577          (b) For the purposes of this Subsection (7), if an employer has reason to believe that an
             578      applicant's or employee's gender identity is not sincerely held, the employer may require the
             579      applicant or employee to provide evidence of that gender identity. A person may prove the
             580      person's gender identity by providing evidence, including medical history, care or treatment of
             581      the gender identity, consistent and uniform assertion of the gender identity, or any other
             582      evidence that the gender identity is sincerely held or not being asserted for an improper
             583      purpose.
             584          (8) (a) This chapter may not be interpreted to prohibit an employer from requiring an


             585      employee, during the employee's hours at work, to use restrooms, shower facilities, or dressing
             586      facilities that are consistent with the employee's gender identity.
             587          (b) It is a discriminatory and prohibited employment practice to deny an employee
             588      access to restrooms, shower facilities, or dressing facilities that are consistent with the
             589      employee's gender identity, as established with the employer at the later of:
             590          (i) the time of the application for employment; or
             591          (ii) after notification to the employer that the employee has undergone or is undergoing
             592      gender transition.
             593          (c) For the purposes of this Subsection (8), if an employer has reason to believe that an
             594      applicant's or employee's gender identity is not sincerely held, the employer may require the
             595      applicant or employee to provide evidence of that gender identity. A person may prove the
             596      person's gender identity by providing evidence, including medical history, care or treatment of
             597      the gender identity, consistent and uniform assertion of the gender identity, or any other
             598      evidence that the gender identity is sincerely held or not being asserted for an improper
             599      purpose.
             600          Section 5. Section 34A-5-107 is amended to read:
             601           34A-5-107. Procedure for aggrieved person to file claim -- Investigations --
             602      Adjudicative proceedings -- Conciliation -- Reconsideration -- Determination.
             603          (1) (a) [Any] A person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory or prohibited
             604      employment practice may, or that person's attorney or agent may, make, sign, and file with the
             605      division a request for agency action.
             606          (b) [Every] A request for agency action shall be verified under oath or affirmation.
             607          (c) A request for agency action made under this section shall be filed within 180 days
             608      after the alleged discriminatory or prohibited employment practice [occurred] occurs.
             609          (d) The division may transfer a request for agency action filed with the division
             610      pursuant to this section to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in
             611      accordance with [the provisions of any] a work-share agreement that is:
             612          (i) between the division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and
             613          (ii) in effect on the day on which the request for agency action is transferred.
             614          (2) [Any] An employer, labor organization, joint apprenticeship committee, or
             615      vocational school who has an employee or member who refuses or threatens to refuse to


             616      comply with this chapter may file with the division a request for agency action asking the
             617      division for assistance to obtain the employee's or member's compliance by conciliation or
             618      other remedial action.
             619          (3) (a) Before a hearing is set or held as part of any adjudicative proceeding, the
             620      division shall promptly assign an investigator to attempt a settlement between the parties by
             621      conference, conciliation, or persuasion.
             622          (b) If no settlement is reached, the investigator shall make a prompt impartial
             623      investigation of all allegations made in the request for agency action.
             624          (c) The division and its staff, agents, and employees:
             625          (i) shall conduct every investigation in fairness to all parties and agencies involved;
             626      and
             627          (ii) may not attempt a settlement between the parties if it is clear that no discriminatory
             628      or prohibited employment practice has occurred.
             629          (d) An aggrieved party may withdraw the request for agency action prior to the
             630      issuance of a final order.
             631          (4) (a) If the initial attempts at settlement are unsuccessful, and the investigator
             632      uncovers insufficient evidence during the investigation to support the allegations of a
             633      discriminatory or prohibited employment practice set out in the request for agency action, the
             634      investigator shall formally report these findings to the director or the director's designee.
             635          (b) Upon receipt of the investigator's report described in Subsection (4)(a), the director
             636      or the director's designee may issue a determination and order for dismissal of the adjudicative
             637      proceeding.
             638          (c) A party may make a written request to the Division of Adjudication for an
             639      evidentiary hearing to review de novo the director's or the director's designee's determination
             640      and order within 30 days of the date the determination and order for dismissal is issued.
             641          (d) If the director or the director's designee receives no timely request for a hearing, the
             642      determination and order issued by the director or the director's designee becomes the final order
             643      of the commission.
             644          (5) (a) If the initial attempts at settlement are unsuccessful and the investigator
             645      uncovers sufficient evidence during the investigation to support the allegations of a
             646      discriminatory or prohibited employment practice set out in the request for agency action, the


             647      investigator shall formally report these findings to the director or the director's designee.
             648          (b) (i) Upon receipt of the investigator's report described in Subsection (5)(a), the
             649      director or the director's designee may issue a determination and order based on the
             650      investigator's report.
             651          (ii) A determination and order issued under this Subsection (5)(b) shall:
             652          (A) direct the respondent to cease any discriminatory or prohibited employment
             653      practice; and
             654          (B) provide relief to the aggrieved party as the director or the director's designee
             655      determines is appropriate.
             656          (c) A party may file a written request to the Division of Adjudication for an evidentiary
             657      hearing to review de novo the director's or the director's designee's determination and order
             658      within 30 days of the date the determination and order is issued.
             659          (d) If the director or the director's designee receives no timely request for a hearing, the
             660      determination and order issued by the director or the director's designee in accordance with
             661      Subsection (5)(b) becomes the final order of the commission.
             662          (6) In [any] an adjudicative proceeding to review the director's or the director's
             663      designee's determination that a prohibited employment practice has occurred, the division shall
             664      present the factual and legal basis of the determination or order issued under Subsection (5).
             665          (7) (a) [Prior to] Before the commencement of an evidentiary hearing:
             666          (i) the party filing the request for agency action may reasonably and fairly amend any
             667      allegation; and
             668          (ii) the respondent may amend its answer.
             669          (b) An amendment permitted under this Subsection (7) may be made:
             670          (i) during or after a hearing; and
             671          (ii) only with permission of the presiding officer.
             672          (8) (a) If, upon all the evidence at a hearing, the presiding officer finds that a
             673      respondent has not engaged in a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice, the
             674      presiding officer shall issue an order dismissing the request for agency action containing the
             675      allegation of a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice.
             676          (b) The presiding officer may order that the respondent be reimbursed by the
             677      complaining party for the respondent's [attorneys'] attorney fees and costs.


             678          (9) If upon all the evidence at the hearing, the presiding officer finds that a respondent
             679      has engaged in a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice, the presiding officer shall
             680      issue an order requiring the respondent to:
             681          (a) cease [any] a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice; and
             682          (b) provide relief to the complaining party, including:
             683          (i) reinstatement;
             684          (ii) back pay and benefits;
             685          (iii) [attorneys'] attorney fees; and
             686          (iv) costs.
             687          (10) Conciliation between the parties is to be urged and facilitated at all stages of the
             688      adjudicative process.
             689          (11) (a) Either party may file with the Division of Adjudication a written request for
             690      review before the commissioner or Appeals Board of the order issued by the presiding officer
             691      in accordance with:
             692          (i) Section 63G-4-301 ; and
             693          (ii) Chapter 1, Part 3, Adjudicative Proceedings.
             694          (b) If there is no timely request for review, the order issued by the presiding officer
             695      becomes the final order of the commission.
             696          (12) An order of the commission under Subsection (11)(a) is subject to judicial review
             697      as provided in:
             698          (a) Section 63G-4-403 ; and
             699          (b) Chapter 1, Part 3, Adjudicative Proceedings.
             700          (13) The commission [shall have authority to] may make rules concerning procedures
             701      under this chapter in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking
             702      Act.
             703          (14) The commission and its staff may not divulge or make public [any] information
             704      gained from [any] an investigation, settlement negotiation, or proceeding before the
             705      commission except as provided in Subsections (14)(a) through (d).
             706          (a) Information used by the director or the director's designee in making [any] a
             707      determination may be provided to all interested parties for the purpose of preparation for and
             708      participation in proceedings before the commission.


             709          (b) General statistical information may be disclosed provided the identities of the
             710      individuals or parties are not disclosed.
             711          (c) Information may be disclosed for inspection by the attorney general or other legal
             712      representatives of the state or the commission.
             713          (d) Information may be disclosed for information and reporting requirements of the
             714      federal government.
             715          (15) The procedures contained in this section are the exclusive remedy under state law
             716      for employment discrimination based upon:
             717          (a) race;
             718          (b) color;
             719          (c) sex;
             720          (d) retaliation;
             721          (e) pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions;
             722          (f) age;
             723          (g) religion;
             724          (h) national origin; [or]
             725          (i) disability[.];
             726          (j) sexual orientation; or
             727          (k) gender identity.
             728          (16) (a) The commencement of an action under federal law for relief based upon [any]
             729      an act prohibited by this chapter bars the commencement or continuation of [any] an
             730      adjudicative proceeding before the commission in connection with the same [claims] claim
             731      under this chapter.
             732          (b) The transfer of a request for agency action to the Equal Employment Opportunity
             733      Commission in accordance with Subsection (1)(d) is considered the commencement of an
             734      action under federal law for purposes of Subsection (16)(a).
             735          (c) Nothing in this Subsection (16) is intended to alter, amend, modify, or impair the
             736      exclusive remedy provision set forth in Subsection (15).
             737          Section 6. Section 57-21-2 is amended to read:
             738           57-21-2. Definitions.
             739          As used in this chapter:


             740          (1) "Affiliate" is as defined in Section 16-6a-102 .
             741          [(1)] (2) "Aggrieved person" includes [any] a person who:
             742          (a) claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
             743          (b) believes that the person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is
             744      about to occur.
             745          [(2)] (3) "Commission" means the Labor Commission.
             746          [(3)] (4) "Complainant" means an aggrieved person, including the director, who has
             747      commenced a complaint with the division.
             748          [(4)] (5) "Conciliation" means the attempted resolution of [issues] an issue raised [by]
             749      in a complaint of discriminatory housing practices by the investigation of the complaint
             750      through informal negotiations involving the complainant, the respondent, and the division.
             751          [(5)] (6) "Conciliation agreement" means a written agreement setting forth the
             752      resolution of the issues in conciliation.
             753          [(6)] (7) "Conciliation conference" means the attempted resolution of [issues] an issue
             754      raised [by] in a complaint [or] by the investigation of a complaint through informal
             755      negotiations involving the complainant, the respondent, and the division. The conciliation
             756      conference is not subject to Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act.
             757          [(7)] (8) "Covered multifamily [dwellings"] dwelling" means:
             758          (a) buildings consisting of four or more dwelling units if the buildings have one or
             759      more elevators; and
             760          (b) ground floor units in other buildings consisting of four or more dwelling units.
             761          [(8)] (9) "Director" means the director of the division or a designee.
             762          [(9)] (10) (a) "Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially
             763      limits one or more of a person's major life activities, including a person having a record of such
             764      an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment.
             765          (b) "Disability" does not include current illegal use of, or addiction to, any federally
             766      controlled substance, as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.
             767      Sec. 802.
             768          [(10)] (11) "Discriminate" includes segregate or separate.
             769          [(11)] (12) "Discriminatory housing practice" means an act that is unlawful under this
             770      chapter.


             771          [(12)] (13) "Division" means the Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor established
             772      under the commission.
             773          [(13) (a)] (14) "Dwelling" means [any]:
             774          (a) a building or structure, or a portion of a building or structure, occupied as, [or]
             775      designed as, or intended for occupancy as, a residence of one or more families[.]; or
             776          (b) ["Dwelling" also includes] vacant land that is offered for sale or lease for the
             777      construction or location of a dwelling as described in Subsection [(13)] (14)(a).
             778          [(14)] (15) (a) "Familial status" means one or more individuals who have not attained
             779      the age of 18 years being domiciled with:
             780          (i) a parent or another person having legal custody of the [individual] one or more
             781      individuals; or
             782          (ii) the designee of the parent or other person having custody, with the written
             783      permission of the parent or other person.
             784          (b) The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status [shall
             785      apply to any] applies to a person who:
             786          (i) is pregnant;
             787          (ii) is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained
             788      the age of 18 years; or
             789          (iii) is a single individual.
             790          (16) "Gender identity" means an individual's internal sense of gender, without regard to
             791      the individual's designated sex at birth. Evidence of gender identity may include an
             792      individual's self-identification, as well as the individual's gender-related appearance,
             793      mannerisms, and other gender-related characteristics.
             794          [(15)] (17) "National origin" means the place of birth of an individual or of any lineal
             795      ancestors.
             796          [(16)] (18) "Person" includes one or more:
             797          (a) individuals[,];
             798          (b) corporations[,];
             799          (c) limited liability companies[,];
             800          (d) partnerships[,];
             801          (e) associations[,];


             802          (f) labor organizations[,];
             803          (g) legal representatives[,];
             804          (h) mutual companies[,];
             805          (i) joint-stock companies[,];
             806          (j) trusts[,];
             807          (k) unincorporated organizations[,];
             808          (l) trustees[,];
             809          (m) trustees in cases under the United States Bankruptcy Code[,];
             810          (n) receivers[,]; and
             811          (o) fiduciaries.
             812          [(17)] (19) "Presiding officer" has the same meaning as provided in Section
             813      63G-4-103 .
             814          [(18)] (20) "Real estate broker" or "salesperson" means a principal broker, an associate
             815      broker, or a sales agent as those terms are defined in Section 61-2f-102 .
             816          [(19)] (21) "Respondent" means a person against whom a complaint of housing
             817      discrimination has been initiated.
             818          [(20)] (22) "Sex" means gender and includes pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities
             819      related to pregnancy or childbirth.
             820          (23) "Sexual orientation" means an individual's actual or perceived orientation as
             821      heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.
             822          [(21)] (24) "Source of income" means the verifiable condition of being a recipient of
             823      federal, state, or local assistance, including medical assistance, or of being a tenant receiving
             824      federal, state, or local subsidies, including rental assistance or rent supplements.
             825          Section 7. Section 57-21-3 is amended to read:
             826           57-21-3. Exemptions.
             827          (1) This chapter does not apply to [any] a single-family dwelling unit sold or rented by
             828      its owner if:
             829          (a) the owner is not a partnership, association, corporation, or other business entity;
             830          (b) the owner does not own [any] an interest in four or more single-family dwelling
             831      units held for sale or lease at the same time;
             832          (c) during a 24-month period, the owner does not sell two or more single-family


             833      dwelling units in which the owner was not residing or was not the most recent resident at the
             834      time of sale;
             835          (d) the owner does not retain or use the facilities or services of [any] a real estate
             836      broker or salesperson; and
             837          (e) the owner does not use [any] a discriminatory housing practice under Subsection
             838      57-21-5 (2) in the sale or rental of the dwelling.
             839          (2) This chapter does not apply to a temporary or permanent residence facility,
             840      approved, operated, or owned by a nonprofit [or] organization, a charitable organization, or a
             841      person in conjunction with a religious organization, association, society, or its affiliates,
             842      including [any dormitory operated] a residence facility approved, operated, or owned by a
             843      public or private educational institution, if the discrimination is by sex, sexual orientation,
             844      gender identity, or familial status:
             845          (a) for reasons of personal modesty or privacy; or
             846          (b) in the furtherance of a religious institution's free exercise of religious rights under
             847      the First Amendment of the [United States] Constitution of the United States or the Utah
             848      Constitution.
             849          (3) This chapter, except for Subsection 57-21-5 (2), does not apply to the rental of a
             850      room in [the] a single family dwelling by an owner-occupant of [a] the single-family dwelling
             851      to another person if:
             852          (a) the dwelling is designed for occupancy by four or fewer families[,]; and
             853          (b) the owner-occupant resides in one of the units.
             854          (4) [This] Unless membership in a religion is restricted by race, color, sex, or national
             855      origin, this chapter does not prohibit a religious organization, association, or society, or [any] a
             856      nonprofit institution or organization operated, supervised, or controlled by or in conjunction
             857      with a religious organization, association, or society, from:
             858          (a) limiting the sale, rental, or occupancy of [dwellings] a dwelling it owns or operates
             859      for primarily noncommercial purposes to persons of the same religion[,]; or [from]
             860          (b) giving preference to [such] persons[, unless membership in the religion is restricted
             861      by race, color, sex, or national origin] of the same religion.
             862          (5) [This] (a) If the conditions of Subsection (5)(b) are met, this chapter does not
             863      prohibit a private club not open to the public, including [fraternities and sororities] a fraternity


             864      or sorority associated with [institutions] an institution of higher education, from:
             865          (i) limiting the rental or occupancy of lodgings to members; or [from]
             866          (ii) giving preference to its members[, but].
             867          (b) This Subsection (5) applies only if [it] a private club owns or operates the lodgings
             868      as an incident to its primary purpose and not for a commercial purpose.
             869          (6) This chapter does not prohibit distinctions based on inability to fulfill the terms and
             870      conditions, including financial obligations, of:
             871          (a) a lease[,];
             872          (b) a rental agreement[,];
             873          (c) a contract of purchase or sale[,];
             874          (d) a mortgage[,];
             875          (e) a trust deed[, or other]; or
             876          (f) another financing agreement.
             877          (7) This chapter does not prohibit [any] a nonprofit educational institution from:
             878          (a) requiring its single students to live in housing approved, operated, or owned by the
             879      nonprofit educational institution;
             880          (b) segregating housing that the nonprofit educational institution approves, operates, or
             881      owns on the basis of sex or familial status or both:
             882          (i) for reasons of personal modesty or privacy[,]; or
             883          (ii) in the furtherance of a religious institution's free exercise of religious rights under
             884      the First Amendment of the [United States] Constitution of the United States; or
             885          (c) otherwise assisting [others] another person in making sex-segregated housing
             886      available to students as may be permitted by regulations implementing the federal Fair Housing
             887      Amendments Act of 1988 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
             888          (8) This chapter does not prohibit [any] a reasonable local, state, or federal
             889      [restrictions] restriction regarding the maximum number of occupants permitted to occupy a
             890      dwelling.
             891          (9) [The provisions pertaining] A provision of this chapter that pertains to familial
             892      status [do] does not apply to the existence, development, sale, rental, advertisement, or
             893      financing of [any] an apartment complex, condominium, or other housing development
             894      designated as housing for older persons, as defined by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of


             895      1968, as amended.
             896          Section 8. Section 57-21-5 is amended to read:
             897           57-21-5. Discriminatory practices enumerated.
             898          (1) It is a discriminatory housing practice to do any of the following because of a
             899      person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or]
             900      disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity:
             901          (a) (i) refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer[,];
             902          (ii) refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental[,]; or
             903          (iii) otherwise deny or make unavailable [any] a dwelling from any person;
             904          (b) discriminate against [any] a person in the terms, conditions, or privileges:
             905          (i) of the sale or rental of [any] a dwelling; or
             906          (ii) in providing facilities or services in connection with the dwelling; or
             907          (c) represent to [any] a person that [any] a dwelling is not available for inspection, sale,
             908      or rental when [in fact] the dwelling is available.
             909          (2) It is a discriminatory housing practice:
             910          (a) to:
             911          (i) make a representation orally or in writing; [or]
             912          (ii) make, print, circulate, publish, post, or cause to be made, printed, circulated,
             913      published, or posted [any] a notice, statement, or advertisement[,]; or [to]
             914          (iii) use any application form for the sale or rental of a dwelling[, that]; and
             915          (b) if the action described in Subsection (2)(a) directly or indirectly expresses [any]:
             916          (i) a preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
             917      national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender
             918      identity; or [expresses any]
             919          (ii) an intent to make [any such] a preference, limitation, or discrimination described in
             920      Subsection (2)(b)(i).
             921          (3) It is a discriminatory housing practice to induce or attempt to induce, for profit,
             922      [any] a person to buy, sell, or rent [any] a dwelling by making [representations] a
             923      representation about the entry or prospective entry into the neighborhood of one or more
             924      persons of a particular race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of
             925      income, [or] disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


             926          (4) A discriminatory housing practice includes:
             927          (a) a refusal to permit, at the expense of the person with a disability, reasonable
             928      modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by the person if the
             929      modifications are necessary to afford that person full enjoyment of the premises, except that in
             930      the case of a rental, the landlord, where it is reasonable to do so, may condition permission for
             931      a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of the premises, when reasonable, to
             932      the condition that existed before the modification, reasonable wear and tear excepted;
             933          (b) a refusal to make a reasonable [accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or
             934      services when the accommodations] accommodation in a rule, policy, practice, or service if the
             935      accommodation may be necessary to afford the person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a
             936      dwelling; and
             937          (c) in connection with the design and construction of covered multifamily dwellings for
             938      first occupancy after March 13, 1991, a failure to design and construct [those] the covered
             939      multifamily dwellings in a manner that:
             940          (i) the covered multifamily dwellings have at least one building entrance on an
             941      accessible route, unless it is impracticable to have one because of the terrain or unusual
             942      characteristics of the site; and
             943          (ii) with respect to covered multifamily dwellings with a building entrance on an
             944      accessible route:
             945          (A) the public use and common use portions of the covered multifamily dwelling are
             946      readily accessible to and usable by a person with a disability;
             947          (B) all the doors designed to allow passage into and within the covered multifamily
             948      dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by a person with a disability who is in a
             949      wheelchair; and
             950          (C) all premises within these covered multifamily dwellings contain the following
             951      features of adaptive design:
             952          (I) an accessible route into and through the covered multifamily dwelling;
             953          (II) light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in
             954      accessible locations;
             955          (III) reinforcements in the bathroom walls to allow later installation of grab bars; and
             956          (IV) kitchens and bathrooms such that an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver


             957      about and use the space.
             958          (5) This section also applies to discriminatory housing practices because of race, color,
             959      religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability, sexual
             960      orientation, or gender identity based upon a person's association with another person.
             961          Section 9. Section 57-21-6 is amended to read:
             962           57-21-6. Discriminatory housing practices regarding residential real
             963      estate-related transactions -- Discriminatory housing practices regarding the provisions
             964      of brokerage services.
             965          (1) (a) It is a discriminatory housing practice for [any] a person whose business
             966      includes engaging in residential real estate-related transactions to discriminate against [any] a
             967      person in making available [such] a residential real estate-related transaction, or in the terms or
             968      conditions of the residential real estate-related transaction, because of race, color, religion, sex,
             969      disability, familial status, source of income, [or] national origin, sexual orientation, or gender
             970      identity.
             971          (b) Residential real estate-related transactions include:
             972          [(a)] (i) making or purchasing loans or providing other financial assistance:
             973          [(i)] (A) for purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing, or maintaining a dwelling;
             974      or
             975          [(ii)] (B) secured by residential real estate; or
             976          [(b)] (ii) selling, brokering, or appraising residential real property.
             977          (2) It is a discriminatory housing practice to, because of race, color, religion, sex,
             978      disability, familial status, source of income, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender
             979      identity:
             980          (a) deny [any] a person access to, or membership or participation in, [any] a
             981      multiple-listing service, real estate brokers' organization, or other service, organization, or
             982      facility relating to the business of selling or renting dwellings; or [to]
             983          (b) discriminate against [any] a person in the terms or conditions of access,
             984      membership, or participation in the organization, service, or facility [because of race, color,
             985      religion, sex, disability, familial status, source of income, or national origin].
             986          (3) This section also applies to a discriminatory housing [practices] practice because of
             987      race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability,


             988      sexual orientation, or gender identity based upon a person's association with another person.
             989          Section 10. Section 57-21-7 is amended to read:
             990           57-21-7. Prohibited conduct -- Aiding or abetting in discriminatory actions --
             991      Obstruction of division investigation -- Reprisals.
             992          (1) It is a discriminatory housing practice to do any of the following:
             993          (a) coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with [any] a person:
             994          (i) in the exercise or enjoyment of [any] a right granted or protected under this chapter;
             995          (ii) because that person exercised [any] a right granted or protected under this chapter;
             996      or
             997          (iii) because that person aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or
             998      enjoyment of [any] a right granted or protected under this chapter;
             999          (b) aid, abet, incite, compel, or coerce a person to engage in [any of the practices] a
             1000      practice prohibited by this chapter;
             1001          (c) attempt to aid, abet, incite, compel, or coerce a person to engage in [any of the
             1002      practices] a practice prohibited by this chapter;
             1003          (d) obstruct or prevent [any] a person from complying with this chapter, or any order
             1004      issued under this chapter;
             1005          (e) resist, prevent, impede, or interfere with the director or [any] a division [employees
             1006      or representatives] employee or representative in the performance of duty under this chapter; or
             1007          (f) engage in any reprisal against [any] a person because that person:
             1008          (i) opposed a practice prohibited under this chapter; or
             1009          (ii) filed a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in [any] an
             1010      investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this chapter.
             1011          (2) This section also applies to discriminatory housing practices because of race, color,
             1012      religion, sex, national origin, familial status, source of income, [or] disability, sexual
             1013      orientation, or gender identity based upon a person's association with another person.




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