SB68 (2021) Detail

Requiring an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.


SB 68  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0392

04/06

 

SENATE BILL 68

 

AN ACT requiring an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.

 

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

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0392

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT requiring an employer to provide 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 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.  

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

Links

SB68 at GenCourtMobile
SB68 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
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

Bill Text Revisions

SB68 Revision: 31996 Date: Jan. 19, 2021, 12:15 p.m.

Docket


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