Assembly OKs bill giving nursing mothers a break

Wednesday September 05, 2001

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Breast-feeding mothers would get breaks and an appropriate room to express milk at work for their infants at home under a bill sent to the governor Tuesday. 

“This bill declares that mothers who are breast-feeding will not be denied break time nor be forced to express breast milk in a bathroom stall or supply closet,” said the author, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles. 

The bill would require employers to give lactating mothers break time and provide an appropriate room so they can express their breast milk. The break could be unpaid if it does not coincide with regular rest periods. 

The Assembly approved the bill by a 55-6 vote.