Employment; break to express breast milk. (HB1376)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


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 her nursing child for one year after the child's birth. The bill requires an employer to make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a bathroom, where the 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 nonexempt employees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104107D
01/12/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1376)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor