Legislation

Legislation

2014-06-04T07:50:36+00:00

Legislation that passed the state Assembly last week would require the 10 largest airports in California to offer space for mothers to pump breast milk.

The bill, proposed by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), requires that existing terminals offer rooms with an electrical outlet for the pump and a chair, while new terminals must include rooms with sinks.

San Francisco International Airport is the only major airport that now offers pumping rooms, according to a legislative analysis of the bill.

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San Francisco International Airport has 14 areas where mothers can pump breast milk. (San Francisco International Airport)
If signed into law, Assembly Bill 1787 would take effect in 2016.

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