Montgomery Bill Providing Breastfeeding Mothers Jury Duty Exemption Enacted

By Kings County Politics

Originally published in Kings County Politics

State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Park Slope) yesterday saw Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sign her legislation (S.748/A.5424) providing an exemption from jury duty for breastfeeding women. The service may be postponed up to two years.

“Nursing mothers have extraordinary commitments and this new law will remove one extra source of stress for them. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this bill so we can provide some real relief to breastfeeding moms by allowing them to postpone jury duty,” said Montgomery.

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