Local Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2005

NYC Human Rights Law

The Local Civil Rights Restoration Act (Local Law 85 of 2005) was passed to protect the vigor and independence of the City’s Human Rights Law against the attacks of an increasingly conservative state and federal judiciary. The bill — known as “Intro 22” as it wended its way through the Council — simultaneously sent a strong message about the City’s commitment to the preservation of civil rights and took practical and concrete steps to improve the efficacy of civil rights enforcement.