Senate Passes SB 69, Advances Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 69, Senator Becky Whitley’s bill requiring certain employers to provide access to a sufficient space and a reasonable break period for nursing mothers to express milk during working hours in a vote of 24-0.
After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Concord) and co-sponsor Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) issued the following statements:
“Supporting nursing mothers in the workforce is an important measure in building a modern economy,” stated Senator Becky Whitley (D-Concord). “The importance of providing nursing mothers access to sufficient space and a reasonable break period cannot be understated. This bill is a New Hampshire solution to support babies, working mothers, businesses, and our economy. I thank my colleagues for their bipartisan support and look forward to continued support in the House.”
Senator Rebecca Perkins Kwoka (D-Portsmouth) added, “This bill builds on a long legacy carried on by Senator Martha Fuller Clark. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders across the state over the past four years have resulted in a flexible, workable bill to keep nursing mothers in the workforce. I thank my Senate colleagues for their support today.”