March 7, 2019 Atlanta - Rep. Deborah Silcox gets emotional as she speaks to oppose HB 481, which would outlaw abortions once a doctor can detect a heartbeat in the womb, in the House Chambers during Crossover day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Hundreds of bills hang in the balance at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, the self-imposed deadline for legislation to pass at least one chamber. Dozens of bills ranging from the hotly contested to the mundane will be debated on Crossover Day, which occurs on the 28th business day of each year’s 40-day legislative session. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Georgia House gives final approval for breast milk bill

The Georgia House gave approval for a bill that aims to require employers to give employees breaks to pump breast milk. 

House Bill 1090, authored by Rep. Deborah Silcox, R- Atlanta, would require employers to provide adequate time for nursing employees to pump breast milk as well as a place other than a restroom to do it.

The bill makes exceptions for companies with less than 50 employees.
HB 1090 now goes to Gov. Brian Kemp. 

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