IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 11, 2017
Ms. Duckworth (for herself, Mrs. Fischer, and Mrs. McCaskill) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for private lactation areas in the terminals of large and medium hub airports, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Friendly Airports for Mothers Act of 2017.
Lactation areas in commercial service airports
Lactation area defined
Section 47102 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (28) as paragraphs (11) through (29), respectively; and
by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:
lactation area means a room or other location in a commercial service airport that—
provides a location for members of the public to express breast milk that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from the public;
has a door that can be locked;
includes a place to sit, a table or other flat surface, and an electrical outlet;
is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs; and
is not located in a restroom.
Project grant written assurances for large and medium hub airports
Section 47107(a) of such title is amended—
in paragraph (20), by striking
and at the end;
in paragraph (21), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
with respect to a large hub airport or medium hub airport, the airport owner or operator will maintain a lactation area at each passenger terminal building of the airport behind the airport security screening area.
The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply to a project grant application submitted for a fiscal year beginning on or after the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Terminal development costs
Section 47119(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
In addition to the projects described in paragraph (1), the Secretary may approve a project for terminal development for the construction or installation of a lactation area at a commercial service airport.