US HB866 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on July 25 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-25 - Became Public Law No: 116-30. (TXT | PDF)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


(Sec. 2) requires that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and is available for use by members of the public to express milk. The lactation room must be shielded from public view, be free from intrusion, and contain a chair, a working surface, and (if the building is supplied with electricity) an electrical outlet. A public building may be excluded from such requirement at the discretion of the official responsible for its operation if it does not contain a lactation room for employees and does not have a space that could be repurposed as one or that could be made private by using portable materials, at a reasonable cost; or the cost of new construction required to create a lactation room is not feasible.

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Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019



2019-07-25HouseBecame Public Law No: 116-30. (TXT | PDF)
2019-07-25HouseSigned by President.
2019-07-15HousePresented to President.
2019-06-27SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2019-06-26SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
2019-06-26SenateSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4585)
2019-02-07SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
2019-02-06HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-02-06HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1371)
2019-02-06HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 866.
2019-02-06HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1371-1372)
2019-02-06HouseMs. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2019-01-30HouseReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
2019-01-30HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E111)
2019-01-30HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB528 (Related) 2019-06-27 - Held at the desk.


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