assembly Bill A1236A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands the rights of nursing employees to express breast milk

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Current Bill Status Via S4844 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.521
substituted for a1236a
May 03, 2022 substituted by s4844b
Apr 28, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.521
Apr 25, 2022 reported
Mar 02, 2022 print number 1236a
Mar 02, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
Jun 08, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 12, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 28, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2021 referred to labor

Votes

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Feb 28, 2022 - Labor committee Vote

S4844B
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2022

aye wr (2)

Mar 2, 2021 - Labor committee Vote

S4844A
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 2, 2021

aye wr (2)

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A1236 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4844
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206-c, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9987, S8258

A1236 - Summary

Expands the rights of nursing employees to express breast milk.

A1236 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1236
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, JOYNER, GOTTFRIED, CRUZ, SIMON, BARRON,
   EPSTEIN, HYNDMAN, McMAHON, NIOU, SAYEGH, MORINELLO,  ASHBY,  McDONOUGH
   --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. TAGUE -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to expanding  the  rights  of
   nursing mothers to express breast milk

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 206-c of the labor law, as added by chapter 574  of
 the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
   §  206-c.  Right  of  nursing  mothers  to  express breast milk. 1. An
 employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time or permit an employ-
 ee to use paid break time or meal time [each day] to allow  an  employee
 to express breast milk for her nursing child EACH TIME SUCH EMPLOYEE HAS
 REASONABLE  NEED  TO EXPRESS BREAST MILK for up to three years following
 child birth. [The employer shall make reasonable efforts  to  provide  a
 room  or  other  location, in close proximity to the work area, where an
 employee can express milk in privacy.] No employer shall discriminate in
 any way against an employee who chooses to express breast  milk  in  the
 work place.
   2.  (A) UPON REQUEST OF AN EMPLOYEE WHO CHOOSES TO EXPRESS BREAST MILK
 IN THE WORKPLACE, AN EMPLOYER SHALL DESIGNATE A ROOM OR  OTHER  LOCATION
 WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY SUCH EMPLOYEE TO EXPRESS BREAST
 MILK.  IF THE SOLE PURPOSE OR FUNCTION OF SUCH ROOM OR OTHER LOCATION IS
 NOT DEDICATED FOR USE BY EMPLOYEES TO EXPRESS BREAST MILK, SUCH ROOM  OR
 OTHER  LOCATION  SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SUCH AN EMPLOYEE WHEN NEEDED
 AND SHALL NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE OR FUNCTION WHILE IN USE  BY
 SUCH  EMPLOYEE.  EMPLOYERS SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES AS SOON
 AS PRACTICABLE WHEN SUCH ROOM OR OTHER LOCATION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED  FOR
 USE BY EMPLOYEES TO EXPRESS BREAST MILK.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02122-01-1

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Multi-Sponsors

A1236A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4844
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206-c, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9987, S8258

A1236A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the rights of nursing employees to express breast milk.

A1236A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1236--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, JOYNER, GOTTFRIED, CRUZ, SIMON, EPSTEIN,
   HYNDMAN, McMAHON, NIOU, SAYEGH, MORINELLO, ASHBY, McDONOUGH --  Multi-
   Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  TAGUE  -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Labor -- recommitted to the Committee on Ways  and  Means
   in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the labor law, in relation to expanding the rights of
   nursing employees to express breast milk
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 206-c of the labor law, as added by chapter 574 of
 the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
   § 206-c. Right of nursing [mothers] EMPLOYEES to express breast  milk.
 1.  An  employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time or permit an
 employee to use paid break time or meal time  [each  day]  to  allow  an
 employee  to  express  breast  milk for her nursing child EACH TIME SUCH
 EMPLOYEE HAS REASONABLE NEED TO EXPRESS BREAST  MILK  for  up  to  three
 years following child birth. [The employer shall make reasonable efforts
 to  provide  a  room  or  other location, in close proximity to the work
 area, where an employee can express milk in privacy.] No employer  shall
 discriminate  in  any  way  against  an  employee who chooses to express
 breast milk in the work place.
   2. (A) UPON REQUEST OF AN EMPLOYEE WHO CHOOSES TO EXPRESS BREAST  MILK
 IN  THE  WORKPLACE, AN EMPLOYER SHALL DESIGNATE A ROOM OR OTHER LOCATION
 WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY SUCH EMPLOYEE TO EXPRESS BREAST
 MILK. SUCH ROOM OR OTHER LOCATION SHALL BE A PLACE THAT IS: (I) IN CLOSE
 PROXIMITY TO THE WORK AREA; (II) WELL LIT; (III) SHIELDED FROM VIEW; AND
 (IV) FREE FROM INTRUSION FROM OTHER PERSONS  IN  THE  WORKPLACE  OR  THE
 PUBLIC.  SUCH ROOM OR OTHER LOCATION SHALL PROVIDE, AT MINIMUM, A CHAIR,
 A WORKING SURFACE, NEARBY ACCESS TO CLEAN  RUNNING  WATER  AND,  IF  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02122-04-2