§ 93.02  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AGGRIEVED PERSON.  Includes any person who (I.C. 22-9.5-2-2):
      (1)   Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
      (2)   Believes that such person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.
   COMMISSION (I.C. 22-9.5-2-3).  The Indiana Civil Rights Commission created pursuant to I.C. 22-9-1-4 et seq.
   COMPLAINANT (I.C. 22-9.5-2-4).  A person, including the Commission, who files a complaint under I.C. 22-9.5-6.
   CONCILIATION. The attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint or by the investigation of a complaint, through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the respondent, and the Commission.
   CONCILIATION AGREEMENT. A written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues of conciliation.
   DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICE.  An act that is unlawful under §§ 93.04 through 93.08 or I.C. 22-9.5-5.
   DWELLING.  Any building, structure, or part of a building or structure that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families; or any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location of a building, structure, or part of a building or structure that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as a residence by one or more families (I.C. 22-9.5-2-8).
   FAMILIAL STATUS.  Under this chapter, a discriminatory act is committed because of familial status if the act is committed because the person who is the subject of discrimination is:
      (1)   Pregnant;
      (2)   Domiciled with an individual younger than 18 years of age in regard to whom the person:
         (a)   Is the parent or legal custodian;
         (b)   Has the written permission of the parent or legal custodian for domicile with that person; or
         (c)   In the process of obtaining legal custody of an individual younger than 18 years of age.
   FAMILY.  Includes a single individual (I.C. 22-9.5-2-9), with the status of such FAMILY being further defined in FAMILIAL STATUS in this section.
   PERSON (I.C. 22-9.5-2-11).  Includes one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, non-incorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in cases under Title 11 of the United States Code, receivers, fiduciaries, and limited liability companies.
   RESPONDENT. Means:
      (1)   The person accused of a violation of this chapter in a complaint of discriminatory housing practice; or
      (2)   Any person identified as an additional or substitute respondent under I.C. 22-9.5-6-4 or an agent of an additional or substitute respondent.
   TO RENT (I.C. 22-9.5-2-13).  Includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the rights to occupy the premises owned by the occupant.
(Ord. 2014-10, passed 5-27-2014; Am. Ord. 2020-10, passed 5-12-2020)