SB 68 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 68
SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6; Rep. DeSimone, Rock. 14; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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 employer's business. 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.
|Jan. 26, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 11, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 18, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 30, 2021||House||Hearing|
|May 13, 2021||House||Exec Session|
Sept. 7, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/07/2021 02:45 pm LOB 302-304
: Retained in Committee
May 13, 2021: Executive Session: 05/13/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93883325643
March 30, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/30/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99157160886 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Feb. 25, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 02/25/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 4 P. 48
Feb. 18, 2021: Ought to Pass: RC 24Y-0N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/18/2021; SJ 5
Feb. 18, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/18/2021; SC 11
Feb. 11, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/11/2021; SC 11
Jan. 26, 2021: Remote Hearing: 01/26/2021, 09:00 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 8
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 3