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HF 3270

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/28/2022 05:03pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/10/2022

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human rights; removing certain sections in the human rights act that
allow for discrimination based on sexual orientation; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, section 363A.21, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections
363A.20, subdivision 3; 363A.27.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 363A.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Housing.

The provisions of section 363A.09 shall not apply to:

(1) rooms in a temporary or permanent residence home run by a nonprofit organization,
if the discrimination is by sex;new text begin or
new text end

(2) the rental by a resident owner or occupier of a one-family accommodation of a room
or rooms in the accommodation to another person or persons if the discrimination is by sex,
marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability. Except
as provided elsewhere in this chapter or other state or federal law, no person or group of
persons selling, renting, or leasing property is required to modify the property in any way,
or exercise a higher degree of care for a person having a disability than for a person who
does not have a disability; nor shall this chapter be construed to relieve any person or persons
of any obligations generally imposed on all persons regardless of any disability in a written
lease, rental agreement, or contract of purchase or sale, or to forbid distinctions based on
the inability to fulfill the terms and conditions, including financial obligations of the lease,
agreement, or contract; deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) the rental by a resident owner of a unit in a dwelling containing not more than two
units, if the discrimination is on the basis of sexual orientation.
deleted text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREPEALER.
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new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 363A.20, subdivision 3; and 363A.27, new text end new text begin are repealed.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 22-04871

363A.20 EXEMPTION BASED ON EMPLOYMENT.

Subd. 3.

Nonpublic service organization.

The provisions of section 363A.08 shall not apply to a nonpublic service organization whose primary function is providing occasional services to minors, such as youth sports organizations, scouting organizations, boys' or girls' clubs, programs providing friends, counselors, or role models for minors, youth theater, dance, music or artistic organizations, agricultural organizations for minors, including 4-H clubs, and other youth organizations, with respect to qualifications of employees or volunteers based on sexual orientation.

363A.27 CONSTRUCTION OF LAW.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to:

(1) mean the state of Minnesota condones homosexuality or bisexuality or any equivalent lifestyle;

(2) authorize or permit the promotion of homosexuality or bisexuality in education institutions or require the teaching in education institutions of homosexuality or bisexuality as an acceptable lifestyle;

(3) authorize or permit the use of numerical goals or quotas, or other types of affirmative action programs, with respect to homosexuality or bisexuality in the administration or enforcement of the provisions of this chapter; or

(4) authorize the recognition of or the right of marriage between persons of the same sex.