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2014 House Bill 5681: Expand breast feeding nudity exemption to milk pump use
  1. Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the breastfeeding exemption in a law that defines and bans “public nudity,” so that the exemption also includes a woman exposing her breast for purposes of "expressing" breast milk, meaning taking milk from the breast with a pump or by hand for later use. This is part of a package consisting of House Bills 5678 to 5681 that amend different statutes that apply to different kinds of local governments.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 12, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on September 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Local Government.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on September 11, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on October 2, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    1. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on November 13, 2014, to revise the breastfeeding exemption in a law that defines and bans “public nudity,” so that the exemption also includes a woman exposing her breast for purposes of "expressing" breast milk, meaning taking milk from the breast with a pump or by hand for later use. This is part of a package consisting of House Bills 5678 to 5681 that amend different statutes that apply to different kinds of local governments.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on December 2, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on December 2, 2014.

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