NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Nursing mothers could no longer have to serve jury duty in New York State.
Under the proposal, nursing mothers could use a doctor’s note to postpone their service.
Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, a Bronx Democrat, sponsored the bill. On Thursday, he said women should be permitted to delay jury duty in order to prioritize the well-being of their children.
The bill now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to sign it into law.
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