H.R.5309 - CROWN Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] (Introduced 12/05/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and Labor | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-525|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/22/2020 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5309 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (09/21/2020)
Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2020 or the CROWN Act of 2020
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.
Persons shall not be deprived of equal rights under the law 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.