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Washington (State) Omnibus Civil Rights Act of 1957

Washington (State) Omnibus Civil Rights Act of 1957

CHAPTER 37. H. B. 25. 7 CIVIL RIGHTS LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

AN ACT relating to civil rights, amending section 1, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and ROW 49.60.010; amending section 12, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and RCW 49.60.020; amending section 2, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and ROW 49.60.030; amending section 3, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and RCW 49.60.040; amending section 2, chapter 270, Laws of 1955 and ROW 49.60.050; amending section 6, chapter 270, Laws of 1955 and RCW 49.60.090; amending section 8, chapter 270, Laws of 1955 and RCW 49.60.120; amending section 7, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and RCW 49.60.180 through 49.60.220; amending section 15, chapter 270, Laws of 1955 and RCW 49.60.230; amending section 16, chapter 270, Laws of 1955 and RCW 49.60.240; amending section 17, chapter 270, Laws of 1955 and RCW 49.60.250; section 9, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and RCW 49.60.260 through 49.60.300; amending section 10, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 and ROW 49.60.310; and adding three new sections to chapter 183, Laws. of 1849 and chapter 49.60 RCW.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State o f Washington:

SECTION 1. Section 1, chapter 183, Laws of 1949 RCW 49.60.010 and RCW 49.60.010 are each amended to read as follows:

This chapter shall be known as the "Law Against Short Discrimination." It is an exercise of the police power of the state for the protection of the public welfare, health and peace of the people of this state, and in fulfillment of the provisions of the Constitution of this state concerning civil rights. The legislature hereby finds and declares that practices of discrimination against any of its inhabitants because of race, creed, color, or national origin are a matter of state concern, that such discrimination threatens not only the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state. A state agency is herein created with powers with respect to elimination and prevention of

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