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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 585

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2977

 

*02977*

Referred to Committee on INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.

REP. CONLEY, 40th Dist.

REP. LINEHAN, 103rd Dist.

REP. LUXENBERG, 12th Dist.

REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY, 133rd Dist.

REP. PORTER, 94th Dist.

REP. SIMMONS, 144th Dist.

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BREAST PUMPS AND PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO WOMEN BREASTFEEDING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to (1) incorporate provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, requiring health insurance coverage for breast pumps, and (2) improve protections afforded to women breastfeeding in places of employment.

Statement of Purpose:

To incorporate into the general statutes provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring health insurance coverage for breast pumps and improve protections afforded to women breastfeeding in places of employment.