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H 3865 General Bill, By Bernstein, Delleney, Ridgeway, King, Whipper, J.E. Smith and Knight
Summary: SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATIONS ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-30, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS LAWS, SO AS TO REVISE THE TERMS "BECAUSE OF SEX" OR "ON THE BASIS OF SEX" USED IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUAL TREATMENT FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES OF AN EMPLOYER, SO AS TO ADD CERTAIN OTHER UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES IN REGARD TO FAILURE TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AN APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYEE WITH LIMITATIONS BECAUSE OF PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE AND APPLICABILITY TO EMPLOYEES TO WHOM THE ABOVE PROVISIONS APPLY; AND TO PROVIDE NO LATER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS, WHICH SHALL IDENTIFY SOME REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ADDRESSING KNOWN LIMITATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TO A JOB APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE, UNLESS THE EMPLOYER CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT DOING SO WOULD IMPOSE AN UNDUE HARDSHIP.
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02/28/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 37)
02/28/17House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 37)
03/22/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
03/29/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 43)
03/30/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, J.E.Smith
04/04/17House Requests for debate-Rep(s). GR Smith, Loftis, Forester, Magnuson, Bernstein, Toole, Hiott, Crosby, S. Rivers, Davis, Hosey, Taylor, Finlay, Erickson (House Journal-page 20)
04/04/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight
04/04/17House Amended (House Journal-page 52)
04/04/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 52)
04/04/17House Roll call Yeas-52 Nays-50 (House Journal-page 57)
04/05/17House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 78)
04/05/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 11)
04/05/17Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 11)



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