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act_453_elliott_larsen_8772_7 - Act No. 453 Public Acts of...

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Act No. 453 Public Acts of 1976 Approved by Governor January 13, 1977 As Amended by Act 162, Public Acts of 1977 Act 153, Public Acts of 1978 Act 446, Public Acts of 1978 Act 93, Public Acts of 1980 Act 170, Public Act of 1980 Act 202, Public Acts of 1980 Act 45, Public Acts of 1982 Act 512, Public Acts of 1982 Act 11, Public Acts of 1991 Act 70, Public Acts of 1992 Act 124, Public Acts of 1992 Act 258, Public Acts of 1992 Act 216, Public Acts of 1993 Act 88, Public Acts of 1995 Act 202, Public Acts of 1999 ELLIOTT- LARSEN CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AN ACT to define civil rights; to prohibit discriminatory practices, policies, and customs in the exercise of those rights based upon religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status; to preserve the confidentiality of records regarding arrest, detention, or other disposition in which a conviction does not result; to prescribe the powers and duties of the civil rights commission and the department of civil rights; to provide remedies and penalties; to provide for fees; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts. The People of the State of Michigan enact: ARTICLE I Sec. 101. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.” Sec. 102. (1) The opportunity to obtain employment, housing and other real estate, and the full and equal utilization of public accommodations, public service, and educational facilities without discrimination because of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status as prohibited by this act, is recognized and declared to be a civil right. (2) This section shall not be construed to prevent an individual from bringing or continuing an action arising out of sex discrimination before July 18, 1980 which action is based on conduct similar to or identical to harassment. (3) This section shall not be construed to prevent an individual from bringing or continuing an action arising out of sex discrimination based on familial status before effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection which action is based on conduct similar to or identical to discrimination because of the age of persons residing with the individual bringing or continuing the action. Sec. 103. As used in this act: (a) “Age” means chronological age except as otherwise provided by law. (b) “Commission” means the civil rights commission established by section 29 of article 5 of the state constitution of 1963. (c) “Commissioner” means a member of the commission. (d) “Department” means the department of civil rights or its employees. (e) “Familial status” means 1 or more individuals under the age of 18 residing with a parent or other person having custody or in the process of securing legal custody of the individual or individuals or residing with the designee of the parent or other person having or securing custody, with the written permission of the parent or
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