Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Breastfeeding Rights Bill On Way to Senate

The House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would require employers to set aside time and space for their employees who are mothers of infants to breastfeed.

The bill would also require employers to accommodate an employees' desire to pump breastmilk.

HB 1276 passed on a 59-6 vote. Those voting "no" included Reps. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, and Glenn Vaad, R-Mead.

The sponsor of the bill is Rep. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood.