H.R.5309 - CROWN Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] (Introduced 12/05/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/30/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5309 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/05/2019)
Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2019 or the CROWN Act of 2019
This bill prohibits discrimination based on a person's hair texture or hairstyle if that style or texture is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Specifically, the bill prohibits this type of discrimination against those participating in federally assisted programs, housing programs, public accommodations, and employment.
The bill stipulates that a person shall have equal rights and shall not be subjected to prohibited practices based on their hair texture or style.
The bill provides for enforcement procedures under the applicable laws.