A measure that was prompted largely by an incident in which an Atlantic County high school wrestler’s dreadlocks were shaved off prior to a match, which would ban hair discrimination in the workplace, housing and at school, is awaiting the governor’s signature.

The New Jersey bill, known as the “Create a Respectful and Open Workspace for Natural Hair Act” or CROWN Act, is modeled after a similar measure that became law in California last summer. It got final Senate approval by a 38-1-1 vote Monday.

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