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House mulls letting breastfeeding moms skip juries

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:04 a.m. HST, Jan 24, 2014

A state House committee plans to debate a bill that would exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty.

The bill is part of a package of measures from the Women's Legislative Caucus, a group of women who are lawmakers in the Senate and House.

The House Health Committee is scheduled to hear the bill Thursday.

The bill says women shouldn't have to worry about having to feed while in a courtroom. The measure says the state shouldn't expect mothers to have access to breast pumps and other supplies.

The measure would limit the exemption to up to one year from when the mother began breastfeeding.

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rayhawaii wrote:
What about the dads who have to care for the baby and feed the baby breast fed milk?
on January 24,2014 | 07:18AM
EightOEight wrote:
Lactating mothers must pump the breast milk out several times throughout the day.
on January 24,2014 | 07:37AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Good to see our weasels are focusing like lasers on the key issues challenging our state.
on January 24,2014 | 08:27AM
EightOEight wrote:
The duke elected "weasels" at the Legislature are working on a variety of issues. You have only to check its web site...or is your point that the issue discussed in the article is unimportant?
on January 24,2014 | 10:13AM
EightOEight wrote:
duly elected
on January 24,2014 | 10:14AM
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