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Connecticut Laws | Title 46a Human Rights
Sec. 46a-64c. Discriminatory housing practices prohibited. Disposition of complaints. Penalty.

(c) Nothing in this section limits the applicability of any reasonable state statute or municipal ordinance restricting the maximum number of persons permitted to occupy a dwelling. (402)

(d) Nothing in this section or section 46a-64b shall be construed to invalidate or limit any state statute or municipal ordinance that requires dwellings to be designed and constructed in a manner that affords persons with physical or mental disabilities greater access than is required by this section or section 46a-64b. (403)

(e) Nothing in this section prohibits a person engaged in the business of furnishing appraisals of real property to take into consideration factors other than race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, learning disability or physical or mental disability. (404)

(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, complaints alleging a violation of this section shall be investigated within one hundred days of filing and a final administrative disposition shall be made within one year of filing unless it is impracticable to do so. If the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is unable to complete its investigation or make a final administrative determination within such time frames, it shall notify the complainant and the respondent in writing of the reasons for not doing so. (405)

(g) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars or more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. (406)

Sec. 46a-65. (Formerly Sec. 36-436). Discriminatory credit practices: Definitions. (407)(Text)

As used in this section and sections 46a-66, 46a-67, 46a-81f and 46a-98: (408)

(1) "Credit" means the right granted by a creditor to a person to defer payment of debt or to incur debt and defer its payment, or purchase property or services and defer payment therefor, including but not limited to the right to incur and defer debt which is secured by residential real property; (409)

(2) "Creditor" means any person who regularly extends or arranges for the extension of credit for which the payment of a finance charge or interest is required whether in connection with loans, sale of property or services or otherwise; (410)

(3) "Invitation to apply for credit" means any communication, oral or written, by a creditor which encourages or prompts an application for credit; (411)

(4) "Application for credit" means any communication, oral or written, by a person to a creditor requesting an extension of credit to that person or to any other person, and includes any procedure involving the renewal or alteration of credit privileges or the changing of the name of the person to whom credit is extended; (412)

(5) "Extension of credit" means all acts incident to the evaluation of an application for credit and the granting of credit; (413)

(6) "Credit sale" means any transaction with respect to which credit is granted; (414)

(7) "Credit transaction" means any invitation to apply for credit, application for credit, extension of credit or credit sale. (415)

Sec. 46a-66. (Formerly Sec. 36-437). Discriminatory credit practices prohibited. (416)(Text)

(a) It shall be a discriminatory practice in violation of this section for any creditor to discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, mental retardation, learning disability, blindness or physical disability against any person eighteen years of age or over in any credit transaction. (417)

(b) No liability may be imposed under this section for an act done or omitted in conformity with a regulation or declaratory ruling of the Banking Commissioner, the Federal Reserve Board or any other governmental agency having jurisdiction under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, notwithstanding that after the act or omission the regulation or declaratory ruling may be amended, repealed or determined to be invalid for any reason. (418)

Sec. 46a-67. (Formerly Sec. 36-439). Banking Commissioner to cooperate with commission. Regulations. (419)(Text)

(a) The Banking Commissioner shall cooperate with the commission in its enforcement of sections 46a-65 to 46a-67, inclusive, 46a-81f and 46a-98. (420)

(b) The Banking Commissioner shall comply with the commission's request for information, reasonable investigatory assistance and the promulgation of regulations which may be required for the effective administration of sections 46a-65 to 46a-67, inclusive, 46a-81f and 46a-98. (421)

Sec. 46a-68. (Formerly Sec. 4-61s). State affirmative action plans; filing; monitoring; reports; affirmative action officers; review and investigation of discrimination complaints; regulations. (422)(Text)

(a) Each state agency, department, board and commission shall develop and implement, in cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, an affirmative action plan that commits the agency, department, board or commission to a program of affirmative action in all aspects of personnel and administration. Such plan shall be developed pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in accordance with chapter 54 to ensure that affirmative action is undertaken as required by state and federal law to provide equal employment opportunities and to comply with all responsibilities under the provisions of sections 4-61u to 4-61w, inclusive, sections 46a-54 to 46a-64, inclusive, section 46a-64c and sections 46a-70 to 46a-78, inclusive. The executive head of each such agency, department, board or commission shall be directly responsible for the development, filing and implementation of such affirmative action plan. The Metropolitan District of Hartford County shall be deemed to be a state agency for purposes of this section. (423)

(b) (1) Each state agency, department, board or commission shall designate a full-time or part-time affirmative action officer. If such affirmative action officer is an employee of the agency, department, board or commission, the executive head of the agency, department, board or commission shall be directly responsible for the supervision of the officer. (424)

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