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Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 2:11 pm

It isn’t often that legislation passes the Missouri General Assembly without a no vote, and then is signed by the governor. House Bill 1320 is proof the lawmakers and the executive branch can agree on something. However, one may question as to the critical need for such a bill. Was there a serious problem with this matter?

House Bill 1320 prevents nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public, and it allows a breast-feeding mother to request to be excused from jury duty. We believe the latter is important.

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