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      RS 23:334     


§334.  Affirmative action programs; applicable definition

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any employer in this state sponsors or initiates a program of affirmative action designed to cure or eradicate the effects of discrimination in employment, and the intent of such program is to affect the recruitment, selection, appointment, promotion, or other personnel procedures or functions in a manner so as to insure equal employment opportunity for minorities, the term "minority" means a person who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and who can establish by information contained on his birth certificate, by tribal records, or by other reliable records that he is any of the following:

(1)  Black:  having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

(2)  Hispanic:  of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish or Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race.

(3)  Asian American:  having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or Pacific Islands.

(4)  American Indian or Alaskan Native:  having origins in any of the original peoples of North America.

Acts 1997, No. 1409, §1, eff. Aug. 1, 1997.

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