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Mo. Senate Passes Protections for Nursing Mothers

Posted: Apr 12, 2013 4:29 AM by Associated Press

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would allow nursing mothers to be excused from jury duty.

The measure approved Thursday would require nursing mothers to submit a written note from a doctor. The bill also adds expressing breast milk to the list of protected activities under current state law.

It would also prohibit cities from passing local ordinances restricting breast-feeding mothers.

Senators voted 30-4 to send the legislation to the House. The sponsor is Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf, a physician from St. Joseph.

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