NORTH CAROLINA CROWN ACT.

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House Bill 170 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 25, 2021
AN ACT TO ENACT THE NORTH CAROLINA CROWN ACT TO CREATE A RESPECTFUL AND OPEN WORLD FOR NATURAL HAIR.
Intro. by K. Smith, Logan, Alston, A. Baker.

Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary 2, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Mar 1 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to S 165, filed 2/25/21.

H 170

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Feb 25 2021 - More information

    Enacts new GS 95-28.1 prohibiting any person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, State agency, local government, or any other public or private entity from denying or refusing employment to any person, or discharging any person from employment, because of traits historically associated with race or on account of the person's hair texture or protective hairstyles (including, but not limited to, bantu knots, braids, locks, and twists). Defines race as including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles. Specifies that this statute does not prevent a person from being discharged for cause.


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