Legislature passes bill requiring lactation spaces at courthouses

After years of failed attempts, Florida lawmakers have approved legislation to require lactation spaces in courthouses.

The House unanimously passed SB 144 by Boynton Beach Democratic Sen. Lori Berman, a lawyer who carried the measure to approval in a 39-0 vote by the Senate on March 15.

The bill will mandate courthouses throughout Florida to provide lactation spaces for breastfeeding mothers by Jan. 1, 2024. The spaces must be clean, shielded from public view, free from intrusion while occupied and have at least one electrical outlet.

Courthouses may be exempted from offering such spaces if doing so requires new construction or

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