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Bill calls for breast pumping rooms at 10 major airports in California

Laws and LegislationBonnie Lowenthal
California's 10 largest airports would be required to have breast milk pumping rooms under a proposed measure

Legislation that passed the state Assembly last week would require the 10  largest airports in California to offer space for mothers to pump breast milk.

The bill, proposed by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), requires that existing terminals offer rooms with an electrical outlet for the pump and a chair, while new terminals must include rooms with sinks.

San Francisco International Airport is the only major airport that now offers pumping rooms, according to a legislative analysis of the bill.

If signed into law, Assembly Bill 1787 would take effect in 2016.

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