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Connecticut Laws | Title 46a Human Rights
Sec. 46a-81e. Sexual orientation discrimination: Housing.

(d) Nothing in this section prohibits a person engaged in the business of furnishing appraisals of real property to take into consideration factors other than sexual orientation or civil union status. (538)

(e) 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. (539)

(f) 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. (540)

Sec. 46a-81f. Sexual orientation discrimination: Credit practices. (541)(Text)

(a) It shall be a discriminatory practice in violation of this section for any creditor to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or civil union status, against any person eighteen years of age or over in any credit transaction. (542)

(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Opportunity Act, notwithstanding that after the act or omission the regulation or declaratory ruling may be amended, repealed or determined to be invalid for any reason. (543)

Sec. 46a-81g. Sexual orientation discrimination: State practices. (544)(Text)

It shall be a discriminatory practice to violate any of the provisions of sections 46a-81h to 46a-81n, inclusive. (545)

Sec. 46a-81h. Sexual orientation discrimination: Equal employment in state agencies. (546)(Text)

(a) State officials and supervisory personnel shall recruit, appoint, assign, train, evaluate and promote state personnel on the basis of merit and qualifications, without regard for sexual orientation. (547)

(b) All state agencies shall promulgate written directives to carry out this policy and to guarantee equal employment opportunities at all levels of state government. They shall regularly review their personnel practices to assure compliance. (548)

(c) All state agencies shall conduct continuing orientation and training programs with emphasis on human relations and nondiscriminatory employment practices. (549)

(d) The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall insure that the entire examination process, including qualifications appraisal, is free from bias. (550)

Sec. 46a-81i. Sexual orientation discrimination: Services of state agencies. (551)(Text)

(a) All services of every state agency shall be performed without discrimination based upon sexual orientation. (552)

(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. (553)

(c) Each state agency shall analyze all of its operations to ascertain possible instances of noncompliance with the policy of sections 46a-81h to 46a-81n, inclusive, and shall initiate comprehensive programs to remedy any defect found to exist. (554)

(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-60a. (555)

Sec. 46a-81j. Sexual orientation discrimination: Job recruitment and placement services provided by state agencies. (556)(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. (557)

(b) Any job request indicating an intention to exclude any person because of sexual orientation shall be rejected. (558)

(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. (559)

(d) The Labor Department shall encourage and enforce employers and labor unions to comply with the policy of sections 46a-81h to 46a-81n, inclusive, and promote equal employment opportunities. (560)

Sec. 46a-81k. Sexual orientation discrimination: Licensing practices of state agencies. (561)(Text)

(a) No state department, board or agency may grant, deny or revoke the license or charter of any person on the grounds of sexual orientation. (562)

(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-81h to 46a-81n, inclusive. (563)

Sec. 46a-81l. Sexual orientation discrimination: State agencies not to permit in professional or occupational associations, public accommodations or housing. (564)(Text)

No state department, board or agency may permit any discriminatory practice in violation of section 46a-81b, 46a-81d or 46a-81e. (565)

Sec. 46a-81m. Sexual orientation discrimination: Educational and vocational programs of state agencies. (566)(Text)

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 sexual orientation. (567)

Sec. 46a-81n. Sexual orientation discrimination: Allocation of state benefits. (568)(Text)

(a) Sexual orientation shall not be considered as a limiting factor in state-administered programs involving the distribution of funds to qualify applicants for benefits authorized by law. (569)

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