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A. The attorney general may defer proceedings under this article and refer a complaint to a city or town with a population of three hundred fifty thousand or more persons according to the 1990 United States decennial census that has been recognized by the United States department of housing and urban development as having adopted ordinances providing fair housing rights and remedies that are substantially equivalent to those granted under federal law and this article and that has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the attorney general.
B. For a city or town with a population of three hundred fifty thousand or more persons according to the 1990 United States decennial census to be eligible to implement the provisions of this article it shall adopt a fair housing ordinance by January 1, 1995.
C. If the substantial equivalency status is revoked or decertified by the United States department of housing and urban development, the attorney general shall assume sole responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of this article.