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Article - Local Government


    (a)    The Commission may:

        (1)    provide advice and assistance related to the filing and processing of grievances and complaints of discrimination with the appropriate federal and State agencies;

        (2)    educate the community on the rights and responsibilities of people relating to housing, employment, and public accommodations;

        (3)    advocate for the removal of all vestiges of discrimination; and

        (4)    assist in nonbinding alternative dispute resolution.

    (b)    The Commission shall:

        (1)    use its influence and persuasion to direct the efforts of the community to solving problems that many times are the basic reasons for racial tensions; and

        (2)    encourage and ensure equal treatment of all people, without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability, in compliance with federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to housing, employment, and public accommodations.

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