FAIRNESS FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS ACT OF 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 108
(Senate - June 26, 2019)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.

[Pages S4584-S4585]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Environment and Public Works be discharged from further 
consideration of S. 528 and that the Senate proceed to its immediate 
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 528) to amend title 40, United States Code, to 
     provide a lactation room in public buildings, and for other 

  There being no objection, the committee was discharged, and the 
Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mr. INHOFE. I ask unanimous consent that the bill be considered read 
a third time.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading and was read 
the third time.
  Mr. INHOFE. I know of no further debate on the bill.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there further debate?
  If not, the bill having been read the third time, the question is, 
Shall the bill pass?
  The bill (S. 528) was passed, as follows:

                                 S. 528

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,


       This Act may be cited as the ``Fairness For Breastfeeding 
     Mothers Act of 2019''.


       (a) In General.--Chapter 33 of title 40, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating sections 3315, 3316, and 3317 as 
     sections 3316, 3317, and 3318, respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after section 3314 the following:

     ``Sec. 3315. Lactation rooms in public buildings

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Appropriate authority.--The term `appropriate 
     authority' means--
       ``(A) the head of a Federal agency;
       ``(B) the Architect of the Capitol; and
       ``(C) another official authority responsible for the 
     operation of a public building.
       ``(2) Covered public building.--
       ``(A) In general.--The term `covered public building' means 
     a public building that--
       ``(i) is open to the public; and
       ``(ii) contains a public restroom.

[[Page S4585]]

       ``(B) Inclusion.--The term `covered public building' 
     includes a building listed in section 5101 or 6301.
       ``(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--
       ``(i) a chair;
       ``(ii) a working surface; and
       ``(iii) if the public building is supplied with 
     electricity, an electrical outlet.
       ``(b) Lactation Rooms 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 authority if--
       ``(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; or
       ``(2) new construction would be required to create a 
     lactation room in the public building and the cost of the 
     construction is not feasible.
       ``(d) No Unauthorized Entry.--Nothing in this section 
     authorizes an individual to enter a public building or 
     portion of a public building that the individual is not 
     otherwise authorized to enter.''.
       (b) Technical Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 
     33 of title 40, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     the items relating to sections 3315 through 3317 and 
     inserting the following:

``3315. Lactation rooms in public buildings.
``3316. Delegation.
``3317. Report to Congress.
``3318. Certain authority not affected.''.

       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
  Mr. INHOFE. I ask unanimous consent that the motion to reconsider be 
considered made and laid upon the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.