Title 46. Public Welfare and Assistance

Chapter 30. Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities


46:2252      Purpose


A. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the state has the responsibility to act to assure that every individual within the state is afforded an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life and that the failure to provide such equal opportunity, whether because of discrimination, prejudice, or intolerance not only threatens the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants but menaces the institutions, the foundation of a free democratic state, and threatens the peace, order, health, safety, and general welfare of the state and its inhabitants.


B. The opportunity to obtain education, housing, and other real estate and full and equal utilization of public services and programs without discrimination on the basis of a disability is a civil right.


Added by Acts 1980, No. 665, § 1. Amended by Acts 1997, No. 1409, § 2, eff. Aug. 1, 1997; Acts 2014, No. 811, § 24, eff. June 23, 2014.