SB 1479

84(R) - 2015
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Sylvia Garcia

Bill Caption

Relating to reasonable break times and facilities for school district educators expressing breast milk.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government

School districts that do not already accommodate employees expressing breast milk may experience some administrative costs. Administrative costs would vary depending on whether the facility already had a suitable location for expressing breast milk. There could also be administrative costs to school districts to accommodate reasonable breaks each time an employee needed to express breast milk.

Bill Analysis

SB 1479 would require a school district to provide break time at appropriate intervals for an educator to express breast milk for the educator's child who is under one year of age and to provide a room or location in close proximity to the educator's work area, other than a toilet stall or restroom, with an electrical outlet and locking door for expressing breast milk.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Because this bill adds no new mandates to private enterprise it would have no discernible connection to our liberty principles, therefore we are neutral on SB 1479.