Bill Text: NY S01544 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Mandates the provision of lactation accommodations in airports.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-27 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S01544 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01544-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1544
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law and chapter 802  of  the  laws  of
          1947  relating  to  facilitating the financing and effectuation of air
          terminals by the Port of New York Authority, in relation to  requiring
          certain lactation accommodations in airports
          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 airports act".
     3    §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2505-b
     4  to read as follows:
     5    § 2505-b. Lactation accommodations in airports. 1. The terminal opera-
     6  tor of a commercial service airport owned or operated by a county, city,
     7  town, village, or state or local authority that has one million or  more
     8  enplanements  a  year  shall  provide  a  room or other location at each
     9  airport passenger terminal behind the airport  security  screening  area
    10  for  members  of the public to express breast milk in private that meets
    11  the following conditions:
    12    (a) includes, at a minimum, a chair and an electrical outlet;
    13    (b) is located outside of the confines of a public restroom; and
    14    (c) upon completion of the construction of a new  passenger  terminal,
    15  or  the  replacement,  expansion, or renovation of an existing passenger
    16  terminal, includes a sink.
    17    2. The terminal operator of a  commercial  service  airport  owned  or
    18  operated  by  a county, city, town, village, or state or local authority
    19  that has fewer than one million, but more than ten thousand enplanements
    20  a year shall, upon completion of the construction  of  a  new  passenger
    21  terminal,  or  the  replacement, expansion, or renovation of an existing
    22  passenger terminal, provide a room or other  location  at  each  airport
    23  passenger  terminal  behind  the  airport  security  screening  area for
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02138-01-9

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     1  members of the public to express breast milk in private that  meets  the
     2  following conditions:
     3    (a) includes, at a minimum, a chair, a sink, and an electrical outlet;
     4  and
     5    (b) is located outside of the confines of a public restroom.
     6    3.  As  used  in  this  section,  "renovation of an existing passenger
     7  terminal" means the repurposing of more than twenty-five percent of  the
     8  space in the passenger terminal.
     9    §  3.  Chapter  802  of  the laws of 1947 relating to facilitating the
    10  financing and effectuation of air terminals by  the  Port  of  New  York
    11  Authority is amended by adding a new section 4-b to read as follows:
    12    §  4-b.  Lactation  accommodations in airports. 1.   Any airport main-
    13  tained or operated by the Port Authority that has one  million  or  more
    14  enplanements  a  year  shall  provide  a  room or other location at each
    15  airport passenger terminal behind the terminal security  screening  area
    16  for  members  of the public to express breast milk in private that meets
    17  the following conditions:
    18    (a) includes, at a minimum, a chair and an electrical outlet;
    19    (b) is located outside of the confines of a public restroom; and
    20    (c) upon completion of the construction of a new  passenger  terminal,
    21  or  the  replacement,  expansion, or renovation of an existing passenger
    22  terminal, includes a sink.
    23    2. Any airport maintained or operated by the Port Authority  that  has
    24  fewer  than  one  million but more than ten thousand enplanements a year
    25  shall, upon completion of the construction of a new passenger  terminal,
    26  or  the  replacement,  expansion, or renovation of an existing passenger
    27  terminal, provide a room or other location  at  each  airport  passenger
    28  terminal  behind the terminal security screening area for members of the
    29  public to express breast milk in private that meets the following condi-
    30  tions:
    31    (a) includes, at a minimum, a chair, a sink, and an electrical outlet;
    32  and
    33    (b) is located outside of the confines of a public restroom.
    34    3. As used in this  section,  "renovation  of  an  existing  passenger
    35  terminal"  means the repurposing of more than twenty-five percent of the
    36  space in the passenger terminal.
    37    § 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
    38  ing  the  date  on  which it shall have become a law, provided, however,
    39  section three of this act shall take effect upon the enactment into  law
    40  by  the  state  of  New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect
    41  with this act but if the state of New Jersey shall have already  enacted
    42  such  legislation,  then  this  act  shall  take effect immediately. The
    43  chairperson of the port authority  shall  notify  the  legislative  bill
    44  drafting  commission  upon the enactment into law of such legislation by
    45  both such states in order that the commission may maintain  an  accurate
    46  and  timely  effective data base of the official text of the laws of the
    47  state of New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of  section
    48  44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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