Rules

Rules of the Commission on Human Rights (Title 47 of the Rules of the City of New York)

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Recently Adopted Final Rules

Rules Implementing the Fair Chance Act

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights amended its rules to establish certain definitions and criteria around procedure and application of the Human Rights Law provisions regarding unlawful discrimination on the basis of criminal history against job applicants and employees, and applicants for licenses, registrations and permits, enacted by Local Law No. 63 of 2015, the Fair Chance Act. These rules amend title 47 of the Rules of the City of New York.

A hearing on the proposed rules on the Fair Chance Act was held on Monday, March 21, 2016. Members of the public were invited to comment. View public comments.
 

Rule Delegating Authority to Propose Rules

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights amended its rules to clarify that authority is delegated to the Chair of the Commission by the Commission to propose rules prior to the adoption of final rules. These rules amend title 47 of the Rules of the City of New York.
A hearing on the proposed rules was held on February 8, 2017. Members of the public were invited to comment. No comments were received.
 

Agency Proposed Rules

Proposed Rules on the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”)

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights is proposing to amend its rules to amend the Human Rights Law’s provisions regarding credit discrimination in employment and applications for licenses and permits. These proposed rules will add a new section 2-05 to the Commission’s rules to: specify chargeable violations under the SCDEA; clarify that employers are prohibited from requesting or requiring waivers authorizing credit checks; clarify that exemptions to coverage under the SCDEA are to be construed narrowly; define positions involving a “high degree of public trust” and provide detail regarding certain exemptions under the SCDEA; establish record-keeping requirements for employers; set penalties for administrative
Hearing date & deadline for public comments: August 17, 2017

Members of the public are invited to comment. The NYC Rules Website provides the public with a basic overview of the City's rulemaking process, notice of proposed rule changes, and the ability to comment on proposed rule changes during the statutorily required comment period. If you have any questions, please contact policy@cchr.nyc.gov.