Summary

                            To provide a lactation room in public buildings.

Introduced in House
Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017



This bill 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.

Passed House amended
Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill requires certain public buildings that have a public restroom
to provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is available for use by
members of the public to express milk. The lactation room must be a hygienic
place that is shielded from public view and free from intrusion and must contain
a chair, a working surface, and 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.



                        

Actions

  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 115-24.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1550)

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H1550)

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1174.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1550-1553)

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Mr. Barletta moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 10.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 115-24.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Discharged.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Feb 28th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

    Feb 17th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E212)

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017