Bill Text: NY S00650 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to establishing the lactation accommodation in public transportation facilities act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00650 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00650-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  the  highway  law  and  the
          public  health law, in relation to establishing the lactation accommo-
          dation in public transportation facilities act
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "lactation
     2  accommodation in public transportation facilities act".
     3    § 2. Section 361-c of the public authorities law, as added by  chapter
     4  876 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
     5    § 361-c.  [Tourist  information]  Service facilities. 1. The authority
     6  shall provide tourist information services at all  service  areas  where
     7  food  is offered for sale, provided that: the department of commerce and
     8  or local and regional  tourist  promotion  agencies  shall  provide  the
     9  authority with ample supplies of such literature and brochures necessary
    10  for distribution to the traveling public.
    11    2.  When  there is construction of a new service area, or the replace-
    12  ment, expansion, or substantial renovation of an existing service  area,
    13  the  authority  shall  provide a private room for nursing mothers at all
    14  service areas where food is offered for sale. A private room for nursing
    15  mothers must meet the following conditions:
    16    (a) includes, at a minimum, a chair, a sink and an electrical  outlet;
    17  and
    18    (b) is located outside the confinement of a public restroom.
    19    § 3. Section 20 of the highway law is amended by adding a new subdivi-
    20  sion 5 to read as follows:
    21    5.  When  there  is  construction  of a new roadside rest area, or the
    22  replacement, expansion, or substantial renovation of an  existing  road-
    23  side  rest  area  which has a restroom along New York interstate eighty-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 650                              2
     1  seven between exit one in the town of Guilderland and  exit  forty-three
     2  in  the town of Champlain, commonly known as state route eighty-seven or
     3  the northway, the commissioner shall provide for a private room or  area
     4  for  nursing  mothers.  For purposes of this section, a private room for
     5  nursing mothers shall: (a) include, at a minimum, a chair, a sink and an
     6  electrical outlet; and (b) be  located  outside  the  confinement  of  a
     7  public restroom.
     8    §  4.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2505-b
     9  to read as follows:
    10    § 2505-b. Private place for nursing mothers. 1. On or  before  January
    11  first,  two  thousand nineteen, the manager of a railroad station or bus
    12  station, consisting of an indoor waiting  area  with  public  restrooms,
    13  operated  by  a  city, county, city and county, state, or public benefit
    14  corporation, that conducts commercial operations and that has more  than
    15  five  hundred  thousand passengers a year, shall provide a room or other
    16  location for members of the public to express  breast  milk  in  private
    17  that meets both of the following conditions:
    18    (a)  includes, at a minimum, a chair, a sink and an electrical outlet;
    19  and
    20    (b) is located outside of the confines of a public restroom.
    21    2. Upon construction of a new station that has  indoor  waiting  areas
    22  with public restrooms or the replacement, expansion, or renovation of an
    23  existing  station, a railroad or bus station shall provide a sink in any
    24  room or other location designated to comply with the provisions of  this
    25  section.
    26    3.  As used in this section, "renovation of an existing station" means
    27  the repurposing of more than twenty-five percent of  the  space  in  the
    28  station.
    29    4.  Nothing  in this section shall apply to railroad stations operated
    30  for the sole purpose of a  subway  station  or  rapid  transit  railroad
    31  station.
    32    §  5.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    33  have become a law.