S. 1463 (112th): Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011

Introduced:
Aug 01, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jeff Merkley
Junior Senator from Oregon
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 01, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 1244 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 11, 2009

H.R. 2758 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 01, 2011
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding by new mothers and to provide for reasonable break time for nursing mothers.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (4D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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8/1/2011--Introduced.
Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include lactation (i.e., breastfeeding or the expressing of milk from the breast) as protected conduct under such Act (specifically, an amendment to such Act commonly known as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act).
Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to extend the requirement that certain employers provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child to bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity employees or outside salesmen who are exempt from federal labor laws that limit the number of hours in a workweek.

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