Bill Text: NY A05975 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Amends the definition of pregnancy-related condition to include lactation as a possible way of determining if an individual possesses such condition.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-18 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A05975 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05975-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 22, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. REYES -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  amending  the  defi-
          nition of pregnancy-related condition
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 21-f of section 292 of the  executive  law,  as
     2  added by chapter 369 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
     3    21-f. The term "pregnancy-related condition" means a medical condition
     4  related  to  pregnancy  or  childbirth  that  inhibits the exercise of a
     5  normal bodily function or is demonstrable by medically accepted clinical
     6  or laboratory diagnostic techniques, including but not limited to lacta-
     7  tion; provided, however, that in all provisions of this article  dealing
     8  with employment, the term shall be limited to conditions which, upon the
     9  provision  of  reasonable accommodations, do not prevent the complainant
    10  from performing in a reasonable manner the activities  involved  in  the
    11  job  or  occupation  sought or held; and provided further, however, that
    12  pregnancy-related conditions shall be treated as temporary  disabilities
    13  for the purposes of this article.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.