Summary: H.R.5309 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5309. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.