VA HB1376 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-02-13 - Left in Commerce and Labor
Pending: House Commerce and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Employment; break to express breast milk. Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth. The bill requires an employer to make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a bathroom, where the employee can express breast milk in privacy. An employer shall not be held to have violated these requirements if it has made reasonable efforts to comply with them. The measure applies to employees who are exempt under §7 of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers to provide such benefits for nonexempt employees.

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Employment; break to express breast milk.


Roll Calls

2018-02-06 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-02-13HouseLeft in Commerce and Labor
2018-02-06HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
2018-01-18HouseAssigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-01-12HouseReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2018-01-12HousePresented and ordered printed 18104107D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40128.6:1(n/a)See Bill Text

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