Saturday, February 13, 2010

HB 252 update!

An addendum to yesterday's post about HB 252:

Last night, I got an email from a friend. When she read the HB 252 last week, the phrase "if an employee is breast feeding [sic] a child to whom the employee gave birth" was glaringly wrong. She worked very hard to induce lactation and use an SNS to feed her two sons who are adopted. She wrote to the bill's sponsor, Christine Johnson asking for a change in the wording. Yesterday, the bill was changed and now states, "an employee who chooses to breast feed [sic] the employee's child," so as to include mothers who have adopted their children.

You can see the changes here. If you want to follow the bill as they revise it, you can subscribe to the updates on the Utah legislature website.

This change is wonderful news, especially since it means that they are listening to us and are willing to make changes to the bill.

1 comment:

  1. This is exciting. Even though I'm not in Utah, nor work outside of the home, I know this is good news for every breastfeeding mother in America. The more states that get on board with this, the better.

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