Senate Passes Bipartisan Amendment Supporting Nursing Mothers

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3207

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


CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed a bipartisan amendment adding the language from SB 69, requiring certain employers to provide access to a sufficient space and a reasonable break period for nursing mothers to express milk during working hours, to HB 610. The language of the bill, originally introduced by Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) previously passed through the Senate with a unanimous recommendation of Ought to Pass with Amendment but was retained by the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee.


After the vote, Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) and Senator issued the following statement:


“I am proud of the bipartisan work done in the Senate to ensure proper access to a sufficient space and a reasonable break period for nursing mothers. This language is a win for working mothers, a win for our babies, and a win for our economy,” stated Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton).


Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) added, “As a working mother, and as a pregnant women in the workforce, I could not be prouder to support today’s amendment to HB 610. This language will help keep women in the workforce as we rebuild New Hampshire’s economy.”


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