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HB 26: "An Act relating to breaks for employees who are nursing mothers."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 26                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to breaks for employees who are nursing mothers."                                                      
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 23.10 is amended by adding a new section to article 7 to read:                                     
04 Sec. 23.10.450. Nursing mothers. (a) An employer shall provide reasonable                                             
05 unpaid break time during the work day to an employee who is a nursing mother so that                                    
06 the employee may breastfeed or express breast milk. The break time must occur at                                        
07 intervals that reasonably ensure the health and comfort of the mother and her child and                                 
08 allow the employee to maintain breast milk supply, and may run concurrently with                                        
09       other break time provided to the employee.                                                                        
10            (b)  An employer shall provide a private and sanitary space located near the                                 
11       employee's work area where the employee can breastfeed or express breast milk. The                                
12       space may not be a toilet stall.                                                                                  
13            (c)  Nothing in this section requires an employer to allow a child to be present                             
14       in a workplace at times other than break times.                                                                   
15            (d)  In this section, "employer" means a person that has one or more                                         
01       employees.