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Chapter 49.60 RCW

DISCRIMINATION — HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

RCW Sections

49.60.010Purpose of chapter.
49.60.020Construction of chapter -- Election of other remedies.
49.60.030Freedom from discrimination -- Declaration of civil rights.
49.60.040Definitions.
49.60.050Commission created.
49.60.051Board name changed to Washington State Human Rights Commission.
49.60.060Membership of commission.
49.60.070Compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses of commission members.
49.60.080Official seal.
49.60.090Offices of commission.
49.60.100Reports of commission.
49.60.110Commission to formulate policies.
49.60.120Certain powers and duties of commission.
49.60.130May create advisory agencies and conciliation councils.
49.60.140Commission may hold hearings and subpoena witnesses.
49.60.150Witnesses compelled to testify.
49.60.160Refusals may be punished as contempt of court.
49.60.170Witness fees -- Deposition fees.
49.60.172Unfair practices with respect to HIV or hepatitis C infection.
49.60.174Evaluation of claim of discrimination -- Actual or perceived HIV or hepatitis C infection.
49.60.175Unfair practices of financial institutions.
49.60.176Unfair practices with respect to credit transactions.
49.60.178Unfair practices with respect to insurance transactions.
49.60.180Unfair practices of employers.
49.60.190Unfair practices of labor unions.
49.60.200Unfair practices of employment agencies.
49.60.205Age discrimination -- Limitation.
49.60.210Unfair practices -- Discrimination against person opposing unfair practice -- Retaliation against whistleblower.
49.60.215Unfair practices of places of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, amusement -- Trained dog guides and service animals.
49.60.218Use of dog guide or service animal -- Unfair practice -- Definitions.
49.60.220Unfair practice to aid violation.
49.60.222Unfair practices with respect to real estate transactions, facilities, or services.
49.60.223Unfair practice to induce sale or rental of real property by representations regarding entry into neighborhood of persons of particular race, disability, etc.
49.60.2235Unfair practice to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere regarding secured real estate transaction rights.
49.60.224Real property contract provisions restricting conveyance, encumbrance, occupancy, or use to persons of particular race, disability, etc., void -- Unfair practice.
49.60.225Relief for unfair practice in real estate transaction -- Damages -- Penalty.
49.60.226Cooperative agreements between units of government for processing complaints.
49.60.227Declaratory judgment action to strike discriminatory provision of real property contract.
49.60.230Complaint may be filed with commission.
49.60.240Complaint investigated -- Procedure -- Conference, conciliation -- Agreement, findings -- Rules.
49.60.250Hearing of complaint by administrative law judge -- Limitation of relief -- Penalties -- Order -- Arbitration.
49.60.260Enforcement of orders of administrative law judge -- Appellate review of court order.
49.60.270Appeal from orders of administrative law judge.
49.60.280Court shall expeditiously hear and determine.
49.60.310Misdemeanor to interfere with or resist commission.
49.60.320Governor may act on orders against state or political subdivisions.
49.60.330First-class cities of over one hundred twenty-five thousand population -- Administrative remedies authorized -- Superior court jurisdiction.
49.60.340Election for civil action in lieu of hearing -- Relief.
49.60.350Temporary or preliminary relief -- Superior court jurisdiction -- Petition of commission.
49.60.360Refueling services for disabled drivers -- Violation -- Investigation -- Intentional display of plate or placard invalid or not legally issued prohibited -- Fine -- Notice to disabled persons.
49.60.370Liability for killing or injuring dog guide or service animal -- Penalty in addition to other remedies or penalties -- Recovery of attorneys' fees and costs--No duty to investigate.
49.60.380License waiver for dog guide and service animals.
49.60.390Rule-making authority--Deadline--1997 c 271.
49.60.400Discrimination, preferential treatment prohibited.
49.60.401Short title -- 1999 c 3.
49.60.500Community athletics programs -- Sex discrimination prohibited -- Definitions.
49.60.505Community athletics programs -- Nondiscrimination policy required.

Notes:

Annual report on programs to reduce racial disproportionality: RCW 13.06.050.

Application forms -- Licenses -- Mention of race or religion prohibited -- Penalty: RCW 43.01.100.

Denial of civil rights: RCW 9.91.010.

Dog guide or service animal, interfering with: RCW 9.91.170.

Gender equality in higher education: Chapter 28B.110 RCW.

Individuals with disabilities, discrimination in public employment prohibited: RCW 70.84.080.

Interschool athletic and other extracurricular activities for students, discrimination prohibited: RCW 28A.600.200.

Malicious harassment because of a person's race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin -- Criminal penalty -- Civil cause of action: RCW 9A.36.080.

Militia, organized, discrimination prohibited: RCW 38.40.110.

Sexual equality: State Constitution Art. 31 §§ 1, 2 (Amendment 61).

Sexual equality mandated for public schools: Chapter 28A.640 RCW.

Unfit buildings, discrimination prohibited: RCW 35.80.040.