Bipartisan bill would require employers to let workers pump breast milk

A bipartisan bill aims to require employers to give nursing mothers breaks to pump breast milk.

Senate Bill 327, sponsored by state Sen. Zahra Karinshak, was inspired by a young Georgia public school teacher who was denied the ability to pump breast milk at work.

“She had a boss who told her not to pump and even instructed her to stay late if she chose to pump,” Karinshak said in a speech to the state Senate on Wednesday morning.

The bill, named “Charlotte’s Law” after the teacher’s daughter, would require employers to provide adequate time for nursing employees to pump breast milk as well as a place “other than within a restroom” to pump.

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