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I <br />11/96(ord/fairhsg)(LEGAL(WGC/nhm) <br />ORDINANCE NO. 96- 23 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING <br />CHAPTER 309 "FAIR HOUSING", TO DELETE ANCESTRY, MARITAL <br />STATUS, AND AGE AS PROTECTED CLASSES, THEREBY ATTAINING <br />CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL AND STATE FAIR HOUSING LAWS, AND <br />TO PROVIDE FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY AND EFFECTIVE <br />DATE, <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County, Florida has adopted a Fair Housing <br />ordinance as Chapter 309 of the Indian River County Code, and; <br />WHEREAS, the policy declaration of that ordinance was to be in <br />keeping with the laws of the United States of America, to promote fair <br />housing, and, <br />WHEREAS, neither the Federal Fair Housing Act nor the Florida Fair <br />Housing Act extend "protected class" status to those discriminated against <br />based on ancestry, marital status, or age, <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that Indian River County Code Chapter 309, <br />Fair Housing, Section 309.01, Section 309.03(1); Section 309.03(1)o, Section <br />309.03(1)p, Section 309.03(2); Section 309.03(3); and Section 309.06(3)c are <br />hereby amended to delete ancestry, marital status, and age as classes <br />protected from discrimination as follows: <br />SECTION 1. Amend Indian River County Code Section 309.01 <br />"Declaration of policy" to read: <br />"Section 309.01. Declaration of policy. <br />It is the policy of Indian River County, in keeping with <br />the laws of the United States of America, to promote <br />through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the <br />opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing <br />of such person's choice in this county, without regard to <br />race, color, Ayi¢¢¢t Ib/ national origin, religion, sex, <br />;6A X AX / ¢ AtiA¢/ familial status/ or handicap, <br />and, to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing <br />by any person." <br />SECTION 2. Amend Indian River County Code Section 309.03 <br />"Unlawful housing practices" to read: <br />CODING: Words in type are deletions from existing law; <br />words underlined are additions. <br />