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Senate Bill 0219

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF SB219 (Updated February 18, 2008 4:08 pm - DI 84)

Lactation support in the workplace. Provides that the state and political subdivisions: (1) shall provide for reasonable paid breaks for an employee to express breast milk for the employee's infant child; (2) must make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area where the employee can express the employee's breast milk in privacy; and (3) must make reasonable efforts to provide for a refrigerator or other cold storage for keeping breast milk that has been expressed. Provides that other employers that employ 25 or more individuals, to the extent reasonably possible, must provide: (1) a private location for an employee to express the employee's breast milk during any period away from the employee's assigned duties; and (2) a refrigerator or other cold storage space, or allow the employee to provide the employee's own portable storage device, for keeping the expressed milk until the end of the employee's work day. Provides that, except in case of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith, an employer is not liable for any harm caused by or arising from: (1) the expressing of an employee's breast milk; or (2) the storage of expressed milk; on the employer's premises.
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