§5-11-16. Certain records exempt.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article, it shall
not be an unlawful discriminatory practice for the bureau of
employment programs to ascertain and record the age, sex, race,
religion, color, national origin, ancestry, blindness or disability
of any individual for the purpose of making such reports as may
from time to time be required by agencies of the federal government
or be necessary to show compliance with any rule or regulation
issued by any such agency. Said records may be made and kept in
the manner required by the federal government: Provided,
recording of the age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin,
ancestry, blindness or disability of any individual shall not be
used to discriminate, within the meaning of this article, directly
or indirectly, against any such individual as prohibited by all
other sections of this article.
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