Bill Details - SB478 (2018)

CHAPTER 260

SB 478 - FINAL VERSION

 

03/08/2018   0977s

26Apr2018... 1351h

05/10/2018   1963EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-3014

08/03

 

SENATE BILL 478

 

AN ACT establishing an advisory council on lactation.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes the advisory council on lactation.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/08/2018   0977s

26Apr2018... 1351h

05/10/2018   1963EBA 18-3014

08/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing an advisory council on lactation.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

260:1  New Section; Advisory Council on Lactation.  Amend RSA 275 by inserting after section 76 the following new section:

275:77  Advisory Council on Lactation.

I.  There is hereby established an advisory council on pregnancy and lactation. The advisory council shall be comprised of:

(a)  One member of the senate, appointed by the senate president.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of labor, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of the department of transportation, or a designee from the division of aeronautics, rail, and transit.

(e)  Two members from the business community, one from a business with 50 or more employees and one from a business with less than 50 employees, both appointed by the governor.

(f)  A member of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, appointed by the president of that association.

(g)  One individual representing women of color regarding health equity, appointed by the president of  the New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(h)  One member from the New Hampshire Medical Society representing obstetrics and gynecology, appointed by the president of that association.

(i)  The executive director of the human rights commission, or a member of the commission's board.

(j)  One member from National Education Association for New Hampshire, appointed by the president of that association.

(k)  One member from the department of health and human services, division of public health, appointed by the director of that division.

(l)  A representative from the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC), appointed by the commissioner of the department of health and human services.

(m)  A certified midwife, appointed by the midwifery council established in RSA 326-D:3.

(n)  The president of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Rights Coalition and the Rustik Baby Project, or designee.

(o)  The chairperson of the New Hampshire breastfeeding task force, or designee.

(p)  A hospital administrator from a certified baby-friendly hospital, appointed by the governor.

(q)  A mother who is breastfeeding a child or children, appointed by the governor.

(r)  An attorney with experience in human rights issues, appointed by the New Hampshire commission for human rights.

(s)  A registered nurse, appointed by the New Hampshire section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

II.  The advisory council shall:

(a)  Examine best practices on behalf of pregnant women and lactating mothers in New Hampshire.  

(b)  Research availability of accommodations and support for lactating mothers in the public arena, including but not limited to transportation hubs, educational institutions, government buildings, and courts and correctional facilities.  

(c)  Review definitions of sex discrimination and disparate treatment related to pregnancy and lactation on federal and state levels in order to consider amendments to existing statutes.

(d)  Review federal and state definitions of reasonable accommodations and clarify definitions for state laws as related to pregnancy and lactation accommodations.

(e)  Clarify that lactation is a medical condition related to pregnancy.

(f)  Review the history of pregnancy and lactation legislation in New Hampshire.

III.  Legislative members shall receive mileage at the legislative rate while attending to the duties of the advisory council.

IV.  The advisory council may meet as often as necessary to accomplish its goals and meetings may be held by conference call.  A minimum of 3 meetings per year shall be open to the public.

V.  The advisory council shall submit an interim report on November 1, 2019, and a final report on November 1, 2020, detailing its activities and findings, together with any recommendations for proposed legislation, to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the governor.

260:2  Transition.  The advisory council on pregnancy and lactation established in RSA 275:77 shall continue the work of the advisory council on lactation established in RSA 275:76, but repealed by 2016, 232:3, I.

260:3  Repeal.  RSA 275:77, relative to an advisory council on lactation, is repealed.

260:4  Effective Date.

I.  Section 3 of this act shall take effect December 1, 2020.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 12, 2018

Effective Date:

I. Section 3 shall take effect December 1, 2020.

II. Remainder shall take effect June 12, 2018

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1
Feb. 13, 2018 Hearing: 02/13/2018, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 7
March 8, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0977s, 03/08/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10A
March 8, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0977s, AA, VV; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0977s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 7 P. 53
April 3, 2018 Public Hearing: 04/03/2018 01:00 PM LOB 205
April 17, 2018 Executive Session: 04/17/2018 10:00 AM LOB 205
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1351h for 04/26/2018 (Vote 22-0; CC) HC 16 P. 6
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1351h (Vote 22-0; CC)
April 26, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1351h: AA VV 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1351h: MA VV 04/26/2018
May 2, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 10, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1963e: AA VV 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1963e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018 Enrolled 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
June 12, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 06/12/2018; Chapter 0260
Dec. 1, 2020 I. Section 3 Effective 12/01/2020
June 12, 2018 II. Remainder shall take effect 06/12/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 3, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 26, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB478 Revision: 2811 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
SB478 Revision: 3255 Date: March 9, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
SB478 Revision: 3596 Date: April 26, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
SB478 Revision: 3796 Date: May 15, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
SB478 Revision: 4182 Date: June 16, 2018, 8:56 a.m.