Friendly Airports for Mothers Act Signed into Law
On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. Included in the bill are provisions from H.R. 2375, the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) in May of 2017. The FAM Act passed the House of Representative as part of the FAA Reauthorization bill in April and companion legislation was introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
The FAM Act directs large and medium hub airports to maintain a “lactation area” in each passenger terminal to provide a private and hygienic location for mothers to breastfeed their children. “Lactation areas” must meet five requirements: (1) is shielded from view and free from intrusion from the public; (2) has a door that can be locked; (3) includes a place to sit, a table or other flat surface, and an electrical outlet; (4) is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities; and (5) is not located in a restroom.
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