Section: Counties and municipalities over 200,000; office of civil rights; creation and establishment; officers; organization; powers
Any county, except as hereinafter provided or any municipality with a population of at least 200,000 in a county of the first class, may, upon approval of the Attorney General, create and establish, by ordinance or by resolution in counties not authorized to act by ordinance, an office of civil rights to be administered by a county or municipal director of civil rights who shall be appointed by the appointing authority of the county or municipality. No county in which a municipality has established an office of civil rights prior to the effective date of this amendatory act shall hereafter establish a civil rights office pursuant to this amendatory act. In addition, the governing body may provide for the employment of such other officers including hearing examiners and attorneys, and employees as may be necessary or desirable for the proper conduct of the affairs of the office. The qualifications of the director, hearing examiner and attorneys shall be subject to approval by the Attorney General. A county or municipal office thus established shall have and exercise those powers to enforce the Law Against Discrimination as may be delegated to it as provided in section 2 of this act.
L.1977, c. 121, s. 1, eff. June 6, 1977. Amended by L.1980, c. 87, s. 1, eff. Aug. 21, 1980.
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