2008 -- H 7467 SUBSTITUTE B
A N A C T
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BREASTFEEDING - PROMOTES THE INTERESTS OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Introduced By: Representatives Naughton, McNamara, E Coderre, and Dennigan
Date Introduced: February 13, 2008
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Title 23 of the General Laws entitled "HEALTH AND SAFETY" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following chapter:
BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC PLACES
23-13.5-1. Breastfeeding in public places. – A woman may feed her child by bottle or
breast in any place open to the public.
23-13.5-2. Remedies. – In any civil action alleging a violation of this chapter, the court
(1) Afford injunctive relief against any person, entity or public accommodation that
commits or proposes to commit a violation of this chapter; and
(2) Award compensatory damages and reasonable attorney’s fees and costs to a
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on March 1, 2009.