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Nursing Rooms First Among Nevada Bills To Enshrine Obamacare

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are taking up the first of a series of Democratic proposals aimed at copying Affordable Care Act policies into state law.

Under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, all employers with a staff of 50 or more already must provide a private place and "reasonable break time" for workers to extract breast milk.

Democratic Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel of Henderson told a panel of lawmakers Monday that Nevada should enact that rule with an additional requirement that the break space be clean.

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Opponents to Assembly Bill 113 are primarily concerned "clean" will be too strictly defined.

State lawmakers in Washington and Hawaii are also attempting to enshrine parts of so-called "Obamacare" on the state level as Republicans inch toward a plan to eliminate or replace portions of it.