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NV lawmakers OK proposed birth control, mom accommodations

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CARSON CITY, NV (AP) -

Nevada lawmakers are approving a slate of bills focused on women's issues, including workplace accommodations for mothers and expanded birth control access.

The proposals were among 200 bills scheduled for votes ahead of a midnight Tuesday deadline.

Assembly Bill 113 would require businesses with 50 or more employees to provide a place that is not only private but also clean for women to express breast milk. It passed 33-9.

Senate Bill 253 would outlaw businesses with 15 or more employees from discriminating against pregnant women. Senators passed it unanimously.

Assembly Bill 249 would allow women to pick up a year's supply of birth control. It passed 40-2.

Senate Bill 122 would establish a public-private revenue stream for family planning clinics. It passed 12-9.

The bills move to their opposite chambers.

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