SB 478 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 478
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
This bill establishes the advisory council on lactation.
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05/10/2018 1963EBA 18-3014
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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
I. Section 3 shall take effect December 1, 2020.
II. Remainder shall take effect June 12, 2018
|Feb. 13, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|March 8, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 3, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 17, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|April 26, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
June 12, 2018: II. Remainder shall take effect 06/12/2018
Dec. 1, 2020: I. Section 3 Effective 12/01/2020
June 12, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 06/12/2018; Chapter 0260
May 10, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 05/10/2018); SJ 18
May 10, 2018: Enrolled 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 Bill Amendment # 2018-1963e: AA VV 05/10/2018
May 2, 2018: Sen. Bradley Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
April 26, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 1351h: MA VV 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018: Amendment # 2018-1351h: AA VV 04/26/2018
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1351h (Vote 22-0; CC)
April 26, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1351h for 04/26/2018 (Vote 22-0; CC) HC 16 P. 6
April 17, 2018: Executive Session: 04/17/2018 10:00 AM LOB 205
April 3, 2018: Public Hearing: 04/03/2018 01:00 PM LOB 205
March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 7 P. 53
March 8, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0977s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0977s, AA, VV; 03/08/2018; SJ 6
March 8, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0977s, 03/08/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10A
Feb. 13, 2018: Hearing: 02/13/2018, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 7
Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 1