As the title says, SB0083/HB0871 passed the House yesterday afternoon with a vote of 94-0-1. I'm not sure why Rep. Tommie Brown didn't vote for it (she was "Present, Not Voting"), but it didn't matter because the rest of the house members that were present did vote for it! There was no discussion and no objection on the bill at all.
Now the bill will go to the Speakers of the Senate and House for their signature and then it's off to Gov. Bill Haslam to sign it into law! I am not sure if it will be law as soon as it's signed or if it takes effect on July 1, 2011. I am pretty sure it takes effect once it is signed by the governor.
This is such good news and I can't express how excited I am to see the law get changed for the benefit of our breastfeeding mothers and breastfed children.
We did it!!!!!!