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S02706 Summary:

BILL NO    S02706 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    KRUEGER

COSPNSR    DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PANEPINTO,
           PARKER, PERKINS, SERRANO

MLTSPNSR   

Amd SS292 & 296, Exec L

Requires the provisions of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women.
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S02706 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2706

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   January 28, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, LATIMER,
         MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered  print-
         ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Investi-
         gations and Government Operations

       AN ACT to  amend  the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
         provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Subdivision 21-e of section 292 of the  executive  law,  as
    2  added by chapter 269 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
    3    21-e.  The  term  "reasonable accommodation" means actions taken which
    4  permit an employee, prospective employee or member with a disability,  A
    5  CONDITION  RELATING TO PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH OR A RELATED MEDICAL CONDI-
    6  TION, to perform in a reasonable manner the activities involved  in  the
    7  job  or  occupation  sought or held and include, but are not limited to,
    8  provision of an accessible  worksite,  acquisition  or  modification  of
    9  equipment, support services for persons with impaired hearing or vision,
   10  job  restructuring  and modified work schedules; provided, however, that
   11  such actions do not impose an undue hardship on the business, program or
   12  enterprise of the entity from which action is requested.
   13    S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 296 of the executive law is  amended  by
   14  adding a new paragraph (h) to read as follows:
   15    (H) FOR AN EMPLOYER TO REFUSE TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
   16  AN  EMPLOYEE  FOR CONDITIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH OR RELATED
   17  MEDICAL CONDITIONS, IF SHE SO REQUESTS, WITH THE ADVICE OF  HER  HEALTH-
   18  CARE PROVIDER.
   19    S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
   20  have become a law.


        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01025-02-5
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