D.C. Law 21-10. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015.

D.C. Law 21-10. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015.

AN ACT

To amend, on a temporary basis, the Human Rights Act of 1977 to clarify that the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex shall not be construed to require an employer to provide insurance coverage related to a reproductive health decision; and to repeal a superseded provision of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015".

Sec. 2. Section 105(a) of the Human Rights Act of 1977, effective July 17, 1985 (D.C. Law 6-8; D.C. Official Code § 2-1401.05(a)), is amended by striking the phrase "related medical conditions, or breastfeeding." and inserting the phrase "related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health decisions. This act shall not be construed to require an employer to provide insurance coverage related to a reproductive health decision." in its place.

Sec. 3. Section 2(a) of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, enacted on January 23, 2015 (D.C. Act 20-593; 62 DCR 1337), is repealed.

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code §1-206.02(c)(3)).

Sec. 5. Effective date.

(a) This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.