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AB-1787 Airports: commercial operations: lactation accommodation.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 1787
CHAPTER 634

An act to add Section 50479 to the Government Code, relating to airports.

[ Approved by Governor  September 26, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1787, Lowenthal. Airports: commercial operations: lactation accommodation.
(1) Existing law requires every employer to provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee who desires to express breast milk for the employee’s infant child. Existing federal law requires employers to provide the employee with the use of a room, other than a bathroom, for the employee to express breast milk, as specified. Existing law authorizes local agencies, as defined, to acquire property for airport purposes and engage in various activities related to airport development and operation.
This bill would, except as specified, require, on or before January 1, 2016, the airport manager of an airport that conducts commercial operations and that has more than 1,000,000 enplanements a year to provide a room or other location at each airport terminal behind the airport security screening area for members of the public to express breast milk in private that meets specified conditions. The bill would require other airports to comply with these requirements upon new terminal construction or in other circumstances.
(2) Because the bill would impose new duties on local public officials, the bill would create a state-mandated local program.
(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 50479 is added to the Government Code, to read:

50479.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2016, the airport manager of an airport operated by a city, county, city and county, or airport district that conducts commercial operations and that has more than one million enplanements a year shall provide a room or other location at each airport terminal behind the airport security screening area for members of the public to express breast milk in private that meets both of the following conditions:
(1) Includes, at a minimum, a chair and an electrical outlet.
(2) Is located outside of the confines of a public restroom.
(b) (1) Terminal One at the San Diego International Airport is exempt from providing a room or other location behind the airport security screening area, but shall provide a secure room located in the same terminal prior to entering the security screening area that meets all of the other conditions of subdivision (a). Terminal One at the San Diego International Airport shall comply with subdivisions (a) and (d) upon construction of a new terminal or the replacement, expansion, or renovation of the existing terminal.
(2) The commuter terminal at the San Diego International Airport is exempt from this section, except that it shall comply with subdivisions (a) and (d) upon construction of a new terminal or the replacement, expansion, or renovation of the existing terminal.
(c) An airport that conducts commercial operations with less than one million enplanements a year shall comply with subdivisions (a) and (d) upon new terminal construction or the replacement, expansion, or renovation of an existing terminal.
(d) Upon construction of a new terminal or the replacement, expansion, or renovation of an existing terminal, an airport shall provide a sink in any room or other location designated to comply with this section.
(e)  As used in this section, “renovation of an existing terminal” means the repurposing of more than 25 percent of the space in the terminal.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.