91st General Assembly
Summary of HB4483
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BREAST FEEDING-WORK-JURY                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Jury Act and the Jury Commission Act.  Provides  that,      
   upon  a  mother's statement that she is breast feeding and her request      
   to be excused from jury  service,  she  shall  be  excused  from  jury      
   service  unless  she  is  employed  full-time  or it is found that her      
   statement is false. Amends the  Jury  Secrecy  Act  and  the  Code  of      
   Criminal  Procedure  of 1963.  Permits a juror who is the mother of an      
   infant to bring that infant into  the  courtroom  where  the  jury  is      
   hearing  testimony  and  deliberating  on a verdict for the purpose of      
   caring  for  and  breast  feeding  that  infant.  Amends  the   Public      
   Accommodations  Article  of  the  Illinois Human Rights Act.  Provides      
   that it is a civil rights violation for any person to prohibit a woman      
   from breast feeding an infant in any place  of  public  accommodation.      
   Amends  the One Day Rest in Seven Act.  Provides that an employer must      
   provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs      
   to express breast milk for her infant child if the  break  time  would      
   not unduly disrupt the operation of the employer.                           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes language stating that a mother who is breast  feeding  is      
   not  entitled  to  be  excused  from  jury  service if she is employed      
   full-time. Deletes language requiring  employers  to  make  reasonable      
   efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the      
   work  area,  other  than a toilet stall, where an employee may express      
   her milk in privacy, and inserts language encouraging employers to  do      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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