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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AGGRIEVED PERSON. (I.C. 22-9.5-2-2) Any person who:
(1) Claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
(2) Believes that he or she will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.
COMMISSION. (I.C. 22-9.5-2-3) The state 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.
(1) With respect to a person, the term shall include:
(a) A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the person’s major life activities;
(b) A record of having this type of an impairment;
(c) Being regarded as having this type of an impairment;
(d) An impairment described or defined pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.); or
(e) Any other impairment defined under I.C. 22-9.5-2-10.
(2) The term DISABLED shall not include current illegal use of or addictions to a controlled substance as defined in Section 802 of Title 21 (21 USC 802 et seq.) of the United States Code (I.C. 22-9.5-2-10(b)); nor does the term DISABLED include an individual solely because that individual is a transvestite (I.C. 22-9.5-2-10(c)).
DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICE. An act that is unlawful under §§ 91.04 through 91.08 of this code or I.C. 22-9.5-5 et seq.
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. One or more individuals who have not attained the age of 18 being domiciled with a parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or the written permission of such parent or another person. The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status shall apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of 18 years.
(1) COMMISSION (I.C. 22-9.5-2-3) means Indiana Civil Rights Commission created pursuant to I.C. 22-9-1-4, et seq.
(2) COMPLAINANT (I.C. 22-9.5-2-4) means a person, including the Commission, who files a complaint under I.C. 22-9.5-6.
FAMILY. A single individual is included (I.C. 22-9.5-2-9), with the status of the family being further defined in the definition of FAMILIAL STATUS.
PERSON. (I.C. 22-9.5-2-11) 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 (11 USC 101 et seq.) of the United States Code, receivers, and fiduciaries.
TO RENT. (I.C. 22-9.5-2-13) To lease, to sublease, to let, and otherwise to grant for a consideration the rights to occupy the premises not owned by the occupant.
(Ord. 2000-18, passed 8-22-00; Am. Ord. 2014-1, passed 2-5-14)
Discrimination in the sale or rental of a dwelling, see I.C. 22-9.5-5
Conciliation agreements, see I.C. 22-9.5-6