senate Bill S8

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to reasonable accommodation

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2015 signed chap.369
Oct 20, 2015 delivered to governor
May 05, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.31
substituted for a4272
Jan 12, 2015 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.8
Jan 07, 2015 referred to rules

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S8 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4272
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง292 & 296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5880, A1264A
2011-2012: A9114

S8 - Summary

Requires the provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women.

S8 - Sponsor Memo

S8 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                    8

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HANNON, CARLUCCI, ROBACH -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  reasonable  accommo-
  dation

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 21-e of section 292 of the  executive  law,  as
added  by chapter 269 of the laws of 1997, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 21-f is added to read as follows:
  21-e. The term "reasonable accommodation" means  actions  taken  which
permit an employee, prospective employee or member with a disability, OR
A  PREGNANCY-RELATED  CONDITION,  to  perform in a reasonable manner the
activities involved in the job or occupation sought or held and include,
but are not limited to, provision of an accessible worksite, acquisition
or modification of equipment, support services for persons with impaired
hearing or  vision,  job  restructuring  and  modified  work  schedules;
provided,  however, that such actions do not impose an undue hardship on
the business, program or enterprise of the entity from which  action  is
requested.
  21-F. THE TERM "PREGNANCY-RELATED CONDITION" MEANS A MEDICAL CONDITION
RELATED  TO  PREGNANCY  OR  CHILDBIRTH  THAT  INHIBITS THE EXERCISE OF A
NORMAL BODILY FUNCTION OR IS DEMONSTRABLE BY MEDICALLY ACCEPTED CLINICAL
OR LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  IN  ALL
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE DEALING WITH EMPLOYMENT, THE TERM SHALL BE
LIMITED TO CONDITIONS WHICH, UPON THE PROVISION OF  REASONABLE  ACCOMMO-
DATIONS,  DO NOT PREVENT THE COMPLAINANT FROM PERFORMING IN A REASONABLE
MANNER THE ACTIVITIES INVOLVED IN THE JOB OR OCCUPATION SOUGHT OR  HELD;
AND  PROVIDED  FURTHER, HOWEVER, THAT PREGNANCY-RELATED CONDITIONS SHALL
BE TREATED AS TEMPORARY DISABILITIES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01025-01-5

S. 8                                2

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