Monroe County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Legislature of the County of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-11-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2008, approved 1-7-2008]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A. 
A police report or domestic incident report indicating that the person was a victim of domestic or dating violence.
B. 
A valid court order of protection or other court order from a court of competent jurisdiction protecting the person from the perpetrator.
C. 
Documentation from an attorney, district attorney, victim advocate, medical professional domestic violence advocate, health care provider, a member of the clergy or counselor that the person was undergoing treatment for, or seeking assistance to address physical or mental injuries or abuse resulting from, domestic or dating violence.
VICTIM OF DOMESTIC OR DATING VIOLENCE
Any person who has been subjected to an act or series of acts that: (a) constitutes a misdemeanor, felony or other violation of law against the person as defined in state or federal law; (b) would constitute a misdemeanor, felony or other violation of law against property as defined in state or federal law.
A. 
Such act or series of acts as defined in above must have been committed by a current or former spouse or domestic partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim, by a person who is or has been in a continuing social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim, or a person who is or has continually or at regular intervals lived in the same household as the victim.
B. 
Such act or series of acts as defined in above must also:
(1) 
Result in the actual physical or emotional injury of the person, whether or not such conduct has actually resulted in criminal charges, prosecution or conviction; or
(2) 
Create a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to such person, whether or not such conduct has actually resulted in criminal charges, prosecution or conviction.
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory act for the owner, lessor, lessee, sublessee, assignee, or managing agent or other person having the right to sell, rent, or lease, or to approve the sale, rental, or lease of, housing accommodations, including publicly assisted housing accommodations, constructed or to be constructed, or any interest therein, or any agent or employee thereof:
A. 
To refuse to sell, rent, lease, or to refuse the approval of the sale, rental or lease of such a housing accommodation because of a person's or group of persons' actual or perceived group identity or because of such person's status as a victim of domestic or dating violence.
B. 
To refuse to continue to rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or withhold from any person or group of persons such a housing accommodation because of a person's or group of persons' actual or perceived group identity or because of such person's status as a victim of domestic or dating violence.
C. 
To alter the terms, conditions or privileges of the sale, rental or lease of any such housing accommodation or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith because of a person's or group of persons' actual or perceived group identity or because of such person's status as a victim of domestic or dating violence.