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Pa. lawmakers unveil agenda for women's health

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Lawmakers have unveiled the agenda for women's health in Pennsylvania.

Members of the Women's Health Caucus gave details on seven pieces of legislation that focus on a wide range of women's health from safety to workplace accommodations.

House Bill 1892, sponsored by Rep. Mark Painter (D-Montgomery), would require a covered employer to make reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

House Bill 1895, sponsored by Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery), would require employers to provide a private, clean place for employees who need to express breast milk, for up to one year after birth of their child.

House Bill 1891, sponsored by Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery), would create a 15-foot buffer zone around health care facilities where picketing, patrolling or demonstrating that blocks patient access to facilities would be banned.

Senate Bill 1212, sponsored by Sens. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York) and Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia), would clarify and update the legal standards for pay equity lawsuits.

House Bill 1900, sponsored by Rep. Maria Donatucci (D-Philadelphia/Delaware), would allow women between the ages of 30 and 65 to qualify for the state Healthy Woman Program allowing for earlier screenings.

House Bill 1796, sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), would ban municipal ordinances that penalize victims for calling for help.

 

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