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2013 Senate Bill 674: Establish statutory right to breastfeed in public

Public Act 197 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on November 12, 2013
To establish in law that a woman has a right to breastfeed a baby in a “place of public accommodation” or public facility. A woman would be entitled to “the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations” in these places, and if denied them could sue for actual damages or up to $200 in “presumed” damages.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on November 12, 2013
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 14, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2013
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on December 12, 2013
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 12, 2013
Reported in the House on May 22, 2014
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014

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