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File #: 2021-1118    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/29/2021 In control: Committee on Human Resources
On agenda: 2/17/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Enactment date: 2/23/2021 Enactment #: 4
Effective date: 2/24/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article V, Discrimination, Chapter 651, Definitions, to clarify the definition of Hairstyle.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Attachments: 1. 2021-1118 Cover Ltr-Mayor Letter CROWN Act Amendments, 2. Summary 2021-1118

Title

Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article V, Discrimination, Chapter 651, Definitions, to clarify the definition of Hairstyle. 

 

Body

Whereas, per Ordinance 35 of 2021, the City passed the CROWN Act to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle and “protective and cultural hair textures and hairstyles”; and

 

Whereas, upon further review, it appears that certain language added to the definition of Hairstyle was not required in light of existing legal protections under Chapter 651 and to disambiguate the definition.    

 

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

 

Section 1.     The Pittsburgh Code, Title Six Conduct, Article V Discrimination, Chapter 651 Findings and Policy, Section 651.04: Definitions is hereby amended as follows by amending subsection (uu) as follows:

 

§ 651.04 - DEFINITIONS.

 

(uu) HAIRSTYLE. Hair texture and styles of hair of any length, such as protective or cultural hairstyles, and natural hairstyles.[and other forms of hair presentation.]