A new law now allows a breastfeeding mom to be exempt from jury duty in New York State, and postpone jury duty for two years.

“While jury service is a critically important civic duty, we also know new moms oftentimes juggle countless responsibilities and navigate enormous adjustments in the early stages of their child’s life,” said Governor Cuomo, according to a report from WIVB.

“This commonsense measure takes that reality into account by providing new moms the flexibility and option to postpone jury service while they care for a newborn," said Cuomo.



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