Kentucky’s Breastfeeding Laws

 

211.755 Breast-feeding permitted — Municipal ordinances not to prohibit or restrict — Interference prohibited. 

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, a mother may breast-feed her baby or express breast milk in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be. Breast-feeding a child or expressing breast milk as part of breast-feeding shall not be considered an act of public indecency and shall not be considered indecent exposure, sexual conduct, lewd touching, or obscenity.

(2) A municipality may not enact an ordinance that prohibits or restricts 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. In a municipal ordinance, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, lewd touching, obscenity, and similar terms do not include the act of a mother breast-feeding a child in a public or private location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be.

(3) No person shall interfere with a mother breast-feeding her child in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be.

Effective: July 12, 2006

History: Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 80, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2006.

 

 29A.100 Postponement of service or excusing of juror — Breastfeeding mothers to be excused. 

(1) Upon the request of a prospective juror prior to assignment to a trial court, the Chief Circuit Judge, or after the juror’s assignment to a trial court, the trial judge may excuse such juror upon a showing of undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, or public necessity. On the day on which the prospective jurors are summonsed to appear, any person not previously excused who desires to be excused shall be heard.

(2) The Chief Circuit Judge may designate and authorize one (1) or more judges of the court, the court’s clerk, a deputy clerk, the court’s administrator, or a deputy court administrator to excuse a juror from service for a period not to exceed ten (10) days or to postpone jury service for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months. The reasons for excuse or postponement shall be entered in the space provided on the juror qualification form.

(3) In his or her discretion the judge may excuse a juror from service entirely, reduce the number of days of service, or may postpone the juror’s service temporarily for a period of time not to exceed, however, twenty-four (24) months. Whenever possible the judge shall favor temporary postponement of service or reduced service over permanent excuse. When excusing a juror, the judge shall record the juror’s name, as provided in KRS 29A.080, and the reasons for granting the excuse.

(4) The judge shall excuse a mother who is breastfeeding a child or expressing breastmilk from jury service until such time as the child is old enough that the mother is no longer breastfeeding the child.

Effective: June 26, 2007

History: Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch. 102, sec. 1, effective June 26, 2007. — Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 252, sec. 5, effective July 15, 2002. — Created 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 22, sec. 21, effective January 2, 1978.

 

Currently in Kentucky State Legislature

HB 387 AN ACT relating to nutritional supplements. 
Amend KRS 304.17A-139 to require coverage of one hundred percent human diet for extremely low birthweight, premature infants under a health benefit plan’s prescription drug coverage.  For updates on this legislation click here.  Click on the hyperlink for HB 387 to see the full text of the law.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s