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File #: Int 0879-2018    Version: Name: Requiring certain employers to provide lactation rooms.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Women
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: 11/17/2018 Law number: 2018/185
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring certain employers to provide lactation rooms
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Carlina Rivera , Deborah L. Rose, Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Karen Koslowitz, Fernando Cabrera , Costa G. Constantinides, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Adrienne E. Adams, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require employers in the City with 15 or more employees to provide lactation rooms, as well as refrigerators, in reasonable proximity to work areas for the purposes of expressing and storing breast milk.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 879-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 879, 3. Int. No. 879, 4. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/19/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/19/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/19/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 879-A - 10/10/18, 9. Committee Report 10/15/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/15/18, 11. October 17, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-18
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11/19/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/17/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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5/9/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 879-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Chin, Rivera, Rose, Ayala, Ampry-Samuel, Koslowitz, Cabrera, Constantinides, Kallos, Lander, Adams and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring certain employers to provide lactation rooms

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 8-102 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new definition of “lactation room” in alphabetical order to read as follows:

Lactation room. The term "lactation room" means a sanitary place, other than a restroom, that can be used to express breast milk shielded from view and free from intrusion and that includes at minimum an electrical outlet, a chair, a surface on which to place a breast pump and other personal items, and nearby access to running water.

§ 2. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 22 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York are relettered, respectively, as paragraphs (d) and (e), and a new paragraph (b) is added to such subdivision to read as follows:

(b) Employer lactation accommodation.

(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (iii) of this paragraph, employers shall provide the following to accommodate an employee needing to express breast milk: (1) a lactation room in reasonable proximity to such employee’s work area; and (2) a refrigerator suitable for breast milk storage in reasonable proximity to such employee’s work area.

(ii) If a room designated by an employer to serve as a lactation room is also used for another purpose, the sole function of the room shall be as a lactation room while an employee is using the room to express breast milk. When an employee is using the room to express milk, the employer shall provide notice to other employees that the room is given preference for use as a lactation room.

(iii) Should the provision of a lactation room as required by this paragraph pose an undue hardship on an employer, the employer shall engage in a cooperative dialogue, as required by subdivision 28 of this section.

(iv) The presence of a lactation room pursuant to this subdivision shall not affect an individual’s right to breastfeed in public pursuant to article 7 of the civil rights law.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commission on human rights shall take such measures as necessary for this implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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