SB759 (2020) Detail

Relative to employers provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.


SB 759-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/12/2020   1061s

2020 SESSION

20-3123

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 759-FN

 

AN ACT relative to employers provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Starr, Dist 1; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee related to the employee's pregnancy or childbirth and makes the failure to provide such accommodations an unlawful discriminatory practice.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/12/2020   1061s 20-3123

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to employers provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.

 

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

1  State Commission for Human Rights; Unlawful Discriminatory Practices.  Amend RSA 354-A:7, VI(a)-(b) to read as follows:

VI.(a)  For the purposes of this chapter, the word "sex" includes pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions [which result from pregnancy].

(b)  [An employer shall permit a female employee to take leave of absence for the period of temporary physical disability resulting from pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.]  An employer shall provide reasonable accommodations and/or permit a female employee to take a leave of absence for the period of temporary physical disability resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless such employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business of the employer.  When the employee is physically able to return to work, her original job or a comparable position shall be made available to her by the employer unless business necessity makes this impossible or unreasonable.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-3123

1/24/20

 

SB 759-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to employers provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, at this time.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Human Rights Commission

 

Links

SB759 at GenCourtMobile
SB759 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 3, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 12, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB759 Revision: 8390 Date: March 13, 2020, 2:03 p.m.
SB759 Revision: 8203 Date: Feb. 26, 2020, 11:05 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Feb. 13, 2020 Introduced 02/13/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 5
March 3, 2020 Hearing: 03/03/2020, Room 103, SH, 02:15 pm; SC 9
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1061s, 03/11/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10
March 12, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1061s, 03/12/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 10
March 11, 2020 Sen. Morse Moved to Remove SB 759 from the Consent Calendar; 03/11/2020; SJ 6
March 12, 2020 Special Order to 03/12/2020, Without Objection, MA; 03/11/2020 SJ 6
March 12, 2020 Committee Amendment # 2020-1061s, AA, VV; 03/12/2020; SJ 7
March 12, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-1061s, RC 24Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/12/2020; SJ 7