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H.825

Introduced by   Representative Masland of Thetford

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Human rights commission; membership

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to expand the current human rights commission to nine members, including if possible one each from the emerging minority communities (African-Americans, Latin-Americans, Asian‑Americans, and the gay and lesbian community).

AN ACT RELATING TO EXPANSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  9 V.S.A. § 4551(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The human rights commission is hereby established.  It shall consist of five nine members to be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, who shall designate one member to be its chair.  No more than three five members shall be of the same political party.  At least one member shall be of a racial minority.  The members shall consist of at least one person from each of Vermont’s largest minority classes:  African-Americans, Latin-Americans, Asian-Americans, and the gay and lesbian community.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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