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Introduced Version House Bill 2450 History

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H. B. 2450


(By Delegates Brown, Long, Palumbo,

Butcher, Ellem, Varner and Doyle)


[Introduced February 17, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]



A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-1-19, relating to a child's right to nurse.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-1-19, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 1. STATE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM.

§16-1-19. Child's right to nurse: Location where permitted; right protected.

(a) Breast feeding is an important, basic act of nurturing that is protected in the interests of maternal and child health. A mother may breast feed a child in any location, public or private, where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be.

NOTE: This bill protects a mother's right to breast feed a child in any location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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