Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Uniform Racial Classification Act. Provides that when a State agency is required by law to compile or report statistical data using racial or ethnic classifications, that State agency shall also include people who are Middle Eastern or North African.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Uniform Racial Classification Act and the Data Governance and Organization to Support Equity and Racial Justice Act. Adds "Middle Eastern or Northern African" as a racial classification for purposes of the Acts.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts provisions of the engrossed bill. Provides that a State agency is not required to use the Middle Eastern or North African classification for reporting workforce or hiring data until after July 1, 2025.