Text: H.R.866 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 116-30 (07/25/2019)
[116th Congress Public Law 30]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 116-30
To provide a lactation room in public buildings. <<NOTE: July 25,
2019 - [H.R. 866]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Fairness For
Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019. 40 USC 101 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers
Act of 2019''.
SEC. 2. LACTATION ROOM IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
(a) Lactation Room in Public Buildings.--Chapter 33 of title 40,
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new
``Sec. 3318. <<NOTE: 40 USC 3318.>> Lactation room in public
``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
``(1) Appropriate authority.--The term `appropriate
authority' means the head of a Federal agency, the Architect of
the Capitol, or other official authority responsible for the
operation of a public building.
``(2) Covered public building.--The term `covered public
building' means a public building (as defined in section 3301)
that is open to the public and contains a public restroom, and
includes a building listed in section 6301 or 5101.
``(3) Lactation room.--The term `lactation room' means a
hygienic place, other than a bathroom, that--
``(A) is shielded from view;
``(B) is free from intrusion; and
``(C) contains a chair, a working surface, and, if
the public building is otherwise supplied with
electricity, an electrical outlet.
``(b) Lactation Room Required.--Except as provided in subsection
(c), the appropriate authority of a covered public building shall ensure
that the building contains a lactation room that is made available for
use by members of the public to express breast milk.
``(c) Exceptions.--A covered public building may be excluded from
the requirement in subsection (b) at the discretion of the appropriate
``(1) the public building--
``(A) does not contain a lactation room for
employees who work in the building; and
``(B) does not have a room that could be repurposed
as a lactation room or a space that could be made
private using portable materials, at a reasonable cost;
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``(2) new construction would be required to create a
lactation room in the public building and the cost of such
construction is unfeasible.
``(d) No Unauthorized Entry.--Nothing in this section shall be
construed to authorize an individual to enter a public building or
portion thereof that the individual is not otherwise authorized to
(b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of
chapter 33 of title 40, United States Code, <<NOTE: 40 USC 3301 prec.>>
is amended by inserting after the item related to section 3316 the
following new item:
``3318. Lactation room in public buildings.''.
(c) <<NOTE: 40 USC 3318 note.>> Effective Date.--The amendments
made by this section shall take effect 1 year after the date of the
enactment of this Act.
Approved July 25, 2019.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 866 (S. 528):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
Feb. 6, considered and passed House.
June 26, considered and passed Senate.