ERIC Number: ED109272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act: Explanation, the Act, Regulations.
Kentucky State Commission on Human Rights, Frankfort.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act, introduced on January 4, 1966, enacted January 27, 1966 and effective July 1, 1966 is said to meet the requirements of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1968, the Act was amended to prohibit housing discrimination. In 1972, the coverage of the Act was extended to prohibit employment discrimination because of sex, and age between 40 and 65. The amendments of 1972 also removed exemptions in the earlier Act in the areas of public accomodations and housing and thereby provided even greater protection for the rights of citizens of the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act is stated to contain several significant features. Some are similar to those found in other states' laws, or suggested by various authorities; some are new in civil rights legislation. Features which are asserted to make the Act as strong as possible include the following: (1) the employment section applies to the State; (2) discriminatory advertising is prohibited in connection with employment, public accommodations, and real estate transactions; (3) the Commission can require the posting of notices by employers, employment agencies, labor unions, licensing agencies, public accomodations, and all real estate operations and apartments subject to the Act; and (4) commission members can initiate complaints. Nine other such features are also specified. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Commission on Human Rights, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky