School board policy, local; employee lactation support. (HB720)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School board policy; employee lactation support. Requires each local school board to adopt a policy to set aside, in each school in the school division, a non-restroom location that is shielded from the public view to be designated as an area in which any mother who is employed by the local school board may take breaks of reasonable length during the school day to express milk to feed her child until the child reaches the age of one. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101650D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB720)
02/03/2014Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Read first time
02/05/2014Read second time
02/05/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB720E
02/05/2014Printed as engrossed 14101650D-E
02/06/2014Read third time and passed House (87-Y 9-N)
02/06/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2014Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB720E)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB720ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
03/28/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 380 (effective 7/1/14)
03/28/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0380)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.