BILL NO S02706
SAME AS No Same as
COSPNSR DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, PANEPINTO,
PARKER, PERKINS, SERRANO
Amd SS292 & 296, Exec L
Requires the provisions of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
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 § 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 § 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.