Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Civil rights commission. Provides that: (1) an order by the civil rights commission may include a requirement that reasonable attorney's fees incurred by certain complainants be paid; and (2) a civil action based on a claim that is the basis for a complaint filed with the civil rights commission may be tried by a court or by a jury. Eliminates the requirement that both the complainant and respondent must agree in writing to have a claim that is the basis for a finding of probable cause by the civil rights commission decided in a court. Civil rights commission. Provides that: (1) an order by the civil rights commission may include a requirement that reasonable attorney's fees incurred by certain complainants be paid; and (2) a civil action based on a claim that is the basis for a complaint filed with the civil rights commission may be tried by a court or by a jury. Eliminates the requirement that both the complainant and respondent must agree in writing to have a claim that is the basis for a finding of probable cause by the civil rights commission decided in a court.