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Bring your baby to work?

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A bill from Assemblyman Randy Voepel (R-San Diego) is looking to allow state workers to bring their newborns to work.

The proposal, Assembly Bill 372, would give parents and caregivers the option to bring their babies into the workplace starting at six weeks old, and remain in the office until they reach six months or begin to crawl. The “Infants at Work” pilot program would be voluntary for state agencies. The bill was first introduced last session but didn’t advance through the legislature. The proposal comes amid growing conversation around paid parental leave in California.

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Jeremy B. White, co-author of Politico’s California Playbook, where he covers politics in California; he tweets @JeremyBWhite