A bill signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will exempt women who are breastfeeding for up to two years from serving on a jury.
Cuomo said the measure will enable women who are new moms to have more time to care for their infants.
The measure was sponsored by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Sen. Velmanette Montgomery.
“Nursing mothers have extraordinary commitments and this new law will remove one extra source of stress for them,” Montgomery said. “I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this bill so we can provide some real relief to breast feeding moms by allowing them to postpone jury duty.”