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Bill to excuse breast-feeding mothers from jury duty passes House

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-09 14:10:36-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would amend a section of Utah Code to excuse breast-feeding mothers from serving jury duty passed the House by a vote of 74-0 Monday morning.

HB0154, sponsored by Rep. Mike K. McKell (R-Spanish Fork) and Sen. Deidre M. Henderson (R-Spanish Fork), would alter Utah Code Title 78B, Chapter 1, Section 109 to provide “that a mother who is breastfeeding a child may be excused from jury service.”

The bill now goes to the Senate.