Employment; break to express breast milk. (HB1080)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; break to express breast milk. Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for the employee's nursing child for one year after the child's birth. An employer is also required to make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where such an employee can express breast milk in privacy. An employer shall not be held to have violated these requirements if it has made reasonable efforts to comply with them. The measure applies to employees who are exempt under § 7 of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers to provide such benefits for non-exempt employees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101464D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1080)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2018Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations