Quick search by citation:

40 U.S. Code § 3318 - Lactation room in public buildings [and] Availability of Federal building project information

prev | next
§ 3318.[1] Lactation room in public buildings
(a) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) Appropriate authority.—
The term “appropriate authority” means the head of a Federal agency, the Architect of the Capitol, or other official authority responsible for the operation of a public building.
(2) Covered public building.—
The term “covered public building” means a public building (as defined in section 3301) that is open to the public and contains a public restroom, and includes a building listed in section 6301 or 5101.
(3) Lactation room.—The term “lactation room” means a hygienic place, other than a bathroom, that—
is shielded from view;
is free from intrusion; and
contains a chair, a working surface, and, if the public building is otherwise supplied with electricity, an electrical outlet.
(b) Lactation Room Required.—
Except as provided in subsection (c), the appropriate authority of a covered public building shall ensure that the building contains a lactation room that is made available for use by members of the public to express breast milk.
(c) Exceptions.—A covered public building may be excluded from the requirement in subsection (b) at the discretion of the appropriate authority if—
(1) the public building
does not contain a lactation room for employees who work in the building; and
does not have a room that could be repurposed as a lactation room or a space that could be made private using portable materials, at a reasonable cost; or
new construction would be required to create a lactation room in the public building and the cost of such construction is unfeasible.
(d) No Unauthorized Entry.—
Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize an individual to enter a public building or portion thereof that the individual is not otherwise authorized to enter.
§ 3318.[1] Availability of Federal building project information
(a) In General.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, and, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis thereafter, the Administrator shall make publicly available on a subpage of the website of the General Services Administration all prospectuses submitted pursuant to sections 3307 and 3316, and associated information subject to the following requirements:
The Administrator shall maintain such information in an easily accessible and readable, organized, downloadable, and searchable format.
The Administrator shall ensure the information is current and prospectuses and associated information updated on a regular basis.
The information required under this section shall be inclusive for a period of not less than 10 years.
(4) The information shall include—
the last date on which the relevant webpage was updated;
approval dates of respective authorizing resolutions by each committee of jurisdiction, if applicable;
copies of respective committee of jurisdiction resolutions authorizing such prospectuses, as appropriate;
cross-references to any resubmitted or amended prospectuses and associated resolutions; and
such other information as determined by the Administrator.
(b) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) Prospectus.—
The term “prospectus” means prospectuses, building surveys, and factsheets submitted to the committees of jurisdiction pursuant to sections 3307 and 3316.
(2) Committees of jurisdiction.—
The term “committees of jurisdiction” means the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate.
(3) Associated information.—
The term “associated information” means resolutions approved by the committees of jurisdiction and other information as required pursuant to subsection (a).

[1]  Another is set out after this section.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Pub. L. 116–30, § 2(c), July 25, 2019, 133 Stat. 1033, provided that:

“The amendments made by this section [enacting this section] shall take effect 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [July 25, 2019].”

[1]  Another is set out preceding this section.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

The date of enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (a), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 116–333, which was approved Jan. 13, 2021.