Bill Text For SB0121 - House Floor Version

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 2|                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA                            |
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 3|             1st Session of the 58th Legislature (2021)                |
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  |BILL NO. 121                         By: Hicks, Garvin, Stanley,       |
 5|                                         David, Dossett (J.A.), Kirt   |
  |                                         and Floyd of the Senate       |
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  |                                         Hasenbeck, Bush, Ranson and   |
 8|                                         Waldron of the House          |
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11|       An Act relating to school employees; directing each             |
  |       school district board of education to adopt certain             |
12|       policy for school district employees who are                    |
  |       lactating; requiring each school district to make a             |
13|       reasonable effort to provide certain room or other              |
  |       location for an employee to express milk or                     |
14|       breastfeed a child; providing for codification;                 |
  |       providing an effective date; and declaring an                   |
15|       emergency.                                                      |
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18|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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19|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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20|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 5-149.3 of Title 70, unless        |
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21|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:         |
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22|    A.  Each school district board of education in this state shall    |
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23|adopt a policy allowing a school district employee who is lactating    |
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24|reasonable paid break time each day to use a designated lactation      |
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 1|room for the purpose of maintaining milk supply and comfort.  The      |
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 2|break time may run concurrently with any break time, paid or unpaid,   |
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 3|already provided to the employee.                                      |
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 4|    B.  Each school district board of education shall make a           |
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 5|reasonable effort to provide a private, secure and sanitary room or    |
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 6|other location, other than a toilet stall, where an employee can       |
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 7|express her milk or breastfeed her child.                              |
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 8|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2021.          |
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 9|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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10|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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11|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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12|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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14|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON COMMON EDUCATION, dated 04/06/2021   |
  |- DO PASS, As Coauthored.                                              |
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