State lawmakers take action on breastfeeding, medical marijuana & EpiPen bills before winter break

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - State lawmakers have adjourned for the year, but before they left for break, they took action on several bills ranging from breastfeeding to medical marijuana.

Yesterday, the state Senate passed a bill that would provide more protection for breastfeeding moms. Under SB 674, businesses or public entities that try to prevent a mother from breastfeeding could be fined up to $200. The bill now moves to the state House.

The state Senate also passed a bill Thursday requiring schools to carry EpiPens in the event that a student suffers an allergic reaction. Schools will also be required to train one or two workers, depending on a school's size, on how to administer an EpiPen. The bill now moves to Governor Rick Snyder's desk.

The state House also passed a bill yesterday that would allow pharmacies in Michigan to sell medical marijuana, pending federal approval. That bill is now awaiting the Governor's signature.

Lawmakers chose not to take action on a bill that would expand the state-run Education Achievement Authority and a bill that would allow phone companies to discontinue offering landline service.

Legislators will return from break in mid-January.

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