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Connecticut Laws | Title 46a Human Rights
CHAPTER 814c* HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Sec. 46a-71. (Formerly Sec. 4-61d). Discriminatory practices by state agencies prohibited.

(a) All services of every state agency shall be performed without discrimination based upon race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, mental retardation, mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness. (475)

(b) No state facility may be used in the furtherance of any discrimination, nor may any state agency become a party to any agreement, arrangement or plan which has the effect of sanctioning discrimination. (476)

(c) Each state agency shall analyze all of its operations to ascertain possible instances of noncompliance with the policy of sections 46a-70 to 46a-78, inclusive, and shall initiate comprehensive programs to remedy any defect found to exist. (477)

(d) Every state contract or subcontract for construction on public buildings or for other public work or for goods and services shall conform to the intent of section 4a-60. (478)

Sec. 46a-72. (Formerly Sec. 4-61e). Discrimination in job placement by state agencies prohibited. (479)(Text)

(a) All state agencies, including educational institutions, which provide employment referrals or placement services to public or private employers, shall accept job orders on a nondiscriminatory basis. (480)

(b) Any job request indicating an intention to exclude any person because of race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, mental retardation, mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness shall be rejected, unless it is shown by such public or private employers that such disability prevents performance of the work involved. (481)

(c) All state agencies shall cooperate in programs developed by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities initiated for the purpose of broadening the base for job recruitment and shall further cooperate with all employers and unions providing such programs. (482)

(d) The Labor Department shall encourage and enforce employers and labor unions to comply with the policy of sections 46a-70 to 46a-78, inclusive, and promote equal employment opportunities. (483)

Sec. 46a-73. (Formerly Sec. 4-61f). Discrimination in state licensing and charter procedures prohibited. (484)(Text)

(a) No state department, board or agency may grant, deny or revoke the license or charter of any person on the grounds of race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, mental retardation, mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by such state department, board or agency that such disability prevents performance of the work involved. (485)

(b) Each state agency shall take such appropriate action in the exercise of its licensing or regulatory power as will assure equal treatment of all persons and eliminate discrimination and enforce compliance with the policy of sections 46a-70 to 46a-78, inclusive. (486)

Sec. 46a-74. (Formerly Sec. 4-61g). State agencies not to permit discriminatory practices in professional or occupational associations, public accommodations or housing. (487)(Text)

No state department, board or agency may permit any discriminatory practice in violation of section 46a-59, 46a-64 or 46a-64c. (488)

Sec. 46a-75. (Formerly Sec. 4-61h). Discrimination in educational and vocational programs prohibited. (489)(Text)

(a) All educational, counseling, and vocational guidance programs and all apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs of state agencies, or in which state agencies participate, shall be open to all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, mental retardation, mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness. (490)

(b) Such programs shall be conducted to encourage the fullest development of the interests, aptitudes, skills, and capacities of all students and trainees, with special attention to the problems of culturally deprived, educationally handicapped, learning disabled, economically disadvantaged, or physically disabled, including, but not limited to, blind persons. (491)

(c) Expansion of training opportunities under these programs shall be encouraged so as to involve larger numbers of participants from those segments of the labor force where the need for upgrading levels of skill is greatest. (492)

Sec. 46a-76. (Formerly Sec. 4-61i). Discrimination in allocation of state benefits prohibited. (493)(Text)

(a) Race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, mental retardation, mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness shall not be considered as limiting factors in state-administered programs involving the distribution of funds to qualify applicants for benefits authorized by law. (494)

(b) No state agency may provide grants, loans or other financial assistance to public agencies, private institutions or organizations which discriminate. (495)

Sec. 46a-77. (Formerly Sec. 4-61j). Cooperation with commission required of state agencies. Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act. (496)(Text)

(a) All state agencies shall cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in their enforcement and educational programs. (497)

(b) All state agencies shall comply with the commission's request for information concerning practices inconsistent with the state policy against discrimination and shall consider its recommendations for effectuating and implementing that policy. (498)

(c) Each state agency shall comply in all of its services, programs and activities with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USC 12101) to the same extent that it provides rights and protections for persons with physical or mental disabilities beyond those provided for by the laws of this state. (499)

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