2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 10 - CIVIL RIGHTS
Section 10:5-12.5 - Regulation of land use, housing, unlawful discrimination.

10:5-12.5 Regulation of land use, housing, unlawful discrimination.

12. a. It shall be an unlawful discrimination for a municipality, county or other local civil or political subdivision of the State of New Jersey, or an officer, employee, or agent thereof, to exercise the power to regulate land use or housing in a manner that discriminates on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, sex, gender identity or expression, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, nationality or disability.

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 of P.L.1945, c.169 (C.10:5-13) any person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discrimination under this section shall enforce this section by private right of action in Superior Court. This section shall not apply to discrimination in housing owned or managed by a municipality, county or other local civil or political subdivision of the State of New Jersey where such discrimination is otherwise prohibited by section 11 of P.L.1945, c.169 (C.10:5-12).

L.1992, c.146, s.12; amended 2003, c.180, s.13; 2006, c.100, s.10; 2017, c.184, s.4.

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