Summary: H.R.285 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/30/2001)

Breastfeeding Promotion Act - Title I: Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Pregnancy Discrimination Act Amendments of 2001 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include lactation (including expression of milk) within the definitions of "because of sex" or "on the basis of sex" for purposes of such Act.

Title II: Credit for Employer Expenses for Providing Appropriate Environment on Business Premises for Employed Mothers to Breastfeed or Express Milk for Their Children - Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to allow a limited credit to employers for expenses incurred in enabling employed nursing mothers to breastfeed.

Title III: Safe and Effective Breast Pumps - Safe and Effective Breast Pumps Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services: (1) to put into effect a performance standard for breast pumps irrespective of the class to which the breast pumps have been classified under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and (2) to issue a compliance policy guide which will assure that women who want to breastfeed a child are given full and complete information respecting breast pumps.

Title IV: Definition of Medical Care in Internal Revenue Code Expanded to Include Breastfeeding Equipment and Services - Expands the IRC definition of medical care to include qualified breastfeeding equipment and services.