Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 196
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Berman) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 29.24, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         29.24 Lactation space in courthouses.—
    8         (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, by
    9  January 1, 2022, each county courthouse must provide at least
   10  one dedicated lactation space, outside of the confines of a
   11  restroom, for members of the public to express breast milk or
   12  breastfeed in private. The space must be hygienic, be shielded
   13  from public view, be free from intrusion while occupied, and
   14  contain an electrical outlet.
   15         (2) The person responsible for the operation of the
   16  facility housing each district court of appeal is authorized to
   17  use state-appropriated funds or private funding to provide a
   18  lactation space as set forth in subsection (1).
   19         (3)The requirements of subsection (1) do not apply to a
   20  courthouse if the person who is responsible for the operation of
   21  the courthouse determines that:
   22         (a)The courthouse does not contain a lactation space for
   23  employees which may be used by the members of the public and the
   24  courthouse does not have:
   25         1.A space that could be repurposed as a lactation space
   26  open to the public; or
   27         2.A space that could be made private at a reasonable cost
   28  using portable materials, contingent upon private funding being
   29  made available for those costs.
   30         (b)New construction would be required to create the
   31  lactation space.
   32         Section 2. The Legislature finds that this act fulfills an
   33  important state interest.
   34         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.
   36  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   37  And the title is amended as follows:
   38         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   39  and insert:
   40                        A bill to be entitled                      
   41         An act relating to lactation space; creating s. 29.24,
   42         F.S.; requiring each county to provide lactation space
   43         in each county courthouse; providing exceptions;
   44         authorizing the use of state or private funds to
   45         provide lactation space in appellate courthouses;
   46         declaring that this act fulfills an important state
   47         interest; providing an effective date.