92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0202
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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  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  the  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 to prohibit a  woman      
   from  breast  feeding  an  infant  in a 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. Encourages 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.                                   
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

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


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