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44-1015. Discrimination in housing; definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Commission" means the Kansas human rights commission.

(b) "Real property" means and includes:

(1) All vacant or unimproved land; and

(2) any building or structure which is occupied or designed or intended for occupancy, or any building or structure having a portion thereof which is occupied or designed or intended for occupancy.

(c) "Family" includes a single individual.

(d) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, labor organization, legal representative, mutual company, joint-stock company, trust, unincorporated organization, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy, receiver and fiduciary.

(e) "To rent" means to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the right to occupy premises not owned by the occupant.

(f) "Discriminatory housing practice" means any act that is unlawful under K.S.A. 44-1016, 44-1017 or 44-1026, and amendments thereto.

(g) "Person aggrieved" means any person who claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice or believes that such person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.

(h) "Disability" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 44-1002 and amendments thereto.

(i) "Familial status" means having one or more individuals less than 18 years of age domiciled with:

(1) A parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or

(2) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person.

History: L. 1970, ch. 193, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 147, § 7; L. 1992, ch. 91, § 2; April 23.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in 1991 session, see also 44-1015a.

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