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File #: O-490-20    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 11/26/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Repealing Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 554 "Discrimination Prohibited"; creating new Chapter 554 "Discrimination Prohibited".
Attachments: 1. Red-line version, 2. Audio: O-498-18 Agenda Review 11/27/2018, 3. Fair Housing Center, 4. LMHA HQS Checklist, 5. ABLE, 6. Fair Housing Center
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Council Member Komives Amendment

Title
Repealing Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 554 "Discrimination Prohibited"; creating new Chapter 554 "Discrimination Prohibited".

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The purpose of this chapter is to address serious health, safety, and economic concerns associated with employment and housing discrimination.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 554 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. That a new Chapter 554, entitled "Employment, Real Estate Discrimination", be enacted to read as follows:

554.01. Definitions

(a) "Business establishment" means any entity, however organized, which furnishes goods or services to the general public. An otherwise qualifying establishment which has membership requirements is considered to furnish services to the general public if its membership requirements consist only of the payment of fees or consist of requirements under which a substantial portion of the residents of this City could qualify.

(b) "Conversion therapy" has the same meaning as sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts, which is defined herein.

(c) "Discriminate", "discriminates" or discrimination" means any distinction or difference in treatment because of, or motivated by, even if not solely because of, a protected class.

(d) "Employee" means any person hired or employed by any employer in consideration for direct or indirect monetary wages, compensation and/or profit or as a volunteer except those engaged in domestic service, personal service or an employee of an organized religious congregation or an employee of an organization or institution limited to members of a single religious faith.

(e) "Employer" means any person, one or more individuals, a partnership, association or corporation hiring or employing another in consideration for direct or indirect monetary wages, compensation and/...

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