Senate Bill 192

150th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Senate Judicial 1/23/20
Awaiting consideration in Committee

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1/23/20
Sen. McBride
Rep. Minor-Brown
AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION.
A 2019 study found the following: (1) Black women are 80% more likely to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work. (2) Black women are 50% more likely to be sent home or know of another Black woman sent home from work because of her hair. (3) Black women are 30% more likely to be made aware of a formal workplace appearance policy. Delaware law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in a variety of settings. This Act makes clear that race also includes traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and a protective hairstyle, which includes braids, locks, and twists. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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