In 2020, the general assembly enacted the "CROWN Act of 2020", which specified that, for purposes of anti-discrimination laws in the context of public education, employment and housing practices, public accommodations, and advertising, discrimination on the basis of one's race includes discrimination on the basis of traits commonly or historically associated with race, such as hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles. The bill adds hair length that is commonly or historically associated with race to the list of traits associated with one's race.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Statutes affected:
Introduced (04/15/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5
Engrossed (04/24/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5
Reengrossed (04/25/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5
Revised (05/02/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5
Rerevised (05/03/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5
Final Act (05/15/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5
Signed Act (06/03/2024): 22-2-117, 22-32-109, 22-32-110, 22-38-104, 22-63-206, 24-34-301, 24-50-112.5