SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — The state Senate has passed legislation requiring large airports to offer a private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump milk.
Lawmakers approved AB1787 by Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach on a 32-1 vote Wednesday. It now returns to the Assembly.READ MORE: Vigil Set for Saturday in Santa Rosa to Bring Attention to Search for Missing Mom
Senator Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, who presented the bill in the Senate, said new mothers should not be confined to the restrooms.
Under the bill, terminals at existing airports must offer rooms with a chair and an electrical outlet for the pump, while new terminals must include rooms with sinks.READ MORE: Warriors, Chase Center to Require Fans Show Proof of COVID Booster Shots
It applies to airports serving more than 1 million passengers a year. San Francisco International is the only airport in California currently offering such accommodations.
If signed into law, AB1787 would take effect in 2016.MORE NEWS: Pacers Stun Curry, Warriors 121-117 in Overtime
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