A bill that would prevent people from suing businesses for selling ceramic products is headed to the House of Representatives
The Senate passed a bill Monday that would require a company selling ceramic goods to use ceramic materials to avoid discrimination against customers.
Senate Bill 1073, which was introduced by Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., would also ban businesses from charging customers for cleaning their ceramic cooktops, dishware, utensils, and ceramic utensil holders.
The bill would also allow people to sue companies for discrimination if the customers are in the wrong.
The bill has received mixed reviews from consumer advocacy groups and businesses.
Consumers Advocates for the American Way, a consumer advocacy group, said the bill “seems to be a good first step but not a good last step.
The legislation should be viewed as a last resort, and should not be used to punish businesses for having good intentions.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota called the bill a step in the right direction, but said it does not go far enough.
The organization said that the bill would not be a true equal protection protection protection because it doesn’t address the fact that people who are racial minorities or those who are LGBT are more likely to be harmed when it comes to discrimination.
“Minnesota has a strong reputation for being a welcoming state, but there is still discrimination against LGBT people in many places, according to the Human Rights Campaign, which tracks discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The HRC noted that there is no federal law in Minnesota prohibiting discrimination against sexual orientation or gender identity, but it said businesses are required to comply with federal anti-discrimination laws.
The Minnesota House has also been criticized for voting to approve a bill last year that would have required businesses to post a notice on their doors and at the checkout that they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It passed by a vote of 6-0.