2009 House Bill 5515

Include breastfeeding woman in civil rights law protected classes

Introduced in the House

Oct. 14, 2009

Introduced by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-53)

To include a woman who is breastfeeding in the protected classes in the state civil rights law. The bill would prohibit denying a breastfeeding woman “the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of a place of public accommodation,” and these places from having or posting a policy that a breastfeeding woman's patronage or presence is “objectionable, unwelcome, unacceptable, or undesirable”.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Dec. 2, 2009

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.