assembly Bill A1236

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands the rights of nursing mothers to express breast milk

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Jan 07, 2021 referred to labor

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A1236 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206-c, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9987

A1236 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the rights of nursing mothers to express breast milk.

A1236 (ACTIVE) - 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