Senate Commerce Committee Passes SB 69

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

Email: marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD – Today, the Senate Commerce committee unanimously passed SB 69. SB 69, prime sponsored by Senator Becky Whitley (D-Concord) requires certain employers to provide access to a sufficient space and a reasonable break period for nursing mothers to express milk during working hours.

After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Concord) and co-sponsor Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) issued the following statements:

“SB 69 is a win-win solution to help keep women in the workforce,” stated Senator Becky Whitley (D-Concord). “By requiring certain employers to provide access to a sufficient space and a reasonable break period for nursing mothers we support babies, working mothers, businesses, and our economy. I am proud to introduce this legislation that stands up for working mothers.”

Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) added, “We know that many women leave their jobs after having a baby due to unfriendly work conditions, therefore supporting nursing mothers will go a long way in keeping women in the workforce as we rebuild New Hampshire’s economy. I thank my colleagues for their bipartisan support and look forward to our continued collaboration in supporting working mothers.”


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