Employees; break time and location to express breast milk. (HB1862)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; break and location 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, 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


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102344D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor