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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 191

Effective - 28 Aug 2014 bottom

  191.918.  Breast-feeding in public permitted — not sexual conduct, public indecency, or obscenity — no municipal ordinances to prohibit or restrict. — 1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a mother may, with discretion, breast-feed her child or express breast milk in any public or private location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be.

  2.  The act of a mother breast-feeding a child or expressing breast milk in a public or private location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be shall not:

  (1)  Constitute sexual conduct or sexual contact as defined in section 566.010; or

  (2)  Be considered an act of public indecency, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, lewd touching, or obscenity or any other similar term for purposes of state or municipal law.

  3.  A municipality shall not enact an ordinance prohibiting or restricting a mother from breast-feeding a child or expressing breast milk in a public or private location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be.

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(L. 1999 S.B. 8 & 173 § 6, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1320)


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