- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that exempts breast-feeding mothers from jury duty.

Spanish Fork Republican Rep. Mike McKell has said he sponsored the measure because a mother who lives in his legislative district reached out to him after she was required to serve on a jury while nursing.

The National Conference of State Legislatures reports 16 states and Puerto Rico offer a similar exemption to breastfeeding mothers.

Utah’s Republican governor also approved a measure Friday to bar discrimination against breast-feeding mothers at work.

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Online: HB 154: https://1.usa.gov/1vAtFTu

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