MS HB638 | 2016 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 23 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-02-23 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Support And Promote Breast-feeding In Mississippi Through Legislative Acknowledgement Of The Many Benefits Of Breast-feeding; To Require Employers To Provide Employees With A Reasonable Break Time And A Private Space To Express Milk During Work Hours; To Require All Hospitals That Provide Birth Services To Have A Written Infant Feeding Policy That Supports Breast-feeding, Which All Relevant Hospital Personnel Must Be Sufficiently Trained In; To Require Maternal Health Care Facilities To Display A "breast-feeding In Mississippi: Guidelines" Sign In A Public Place On Their Premises; To Specify The Contents Of The Breast-feeding Guidelines And Require The State Department Of Health To Revise The Guidelines As Needed; To Amend Section 17-25-9, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That It Is A Misdemeanor For Any Person To Violate A Mother's Right To Breast-feed Her Child In Any Location Where She Is Otherwise Authorized To Be; To Amend Sections 43-20-31 And 71-1-55, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform To The Provisions Of This Act; And For Related Purposes.

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Breast-Feeding; require certain practices to support and promote.



2016-02-23HouseDied In Committee
2016-02-08HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services;Judiciary A

Mississippi State Sources

Bill Comments 750