Chief Sponsor: Justin L. Fawson

Senate Sponsor: Deidre M. Henderson

6     Cosponsor:
7     Travis M. Seegmiller


10     General Description:
11           This bill creates the Breastfeeding Protection Act and amends provisions related to
12     public accommodations.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This bill:
15          ▸      defines terms;
16          ▸     prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy in places of public accommodation;
17          ▸     permits a woman to breastfeed in any place of public accommodation; and
18          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
19     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20          None
21     Other Special Clauses:
22          None
23     Utah Code Sections Affected:
24     AMENDS:
25          13-7-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 378
26          13-7-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 276 and 378
27          13-7-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1973, Chapter 18
28     ENACTS:

29          13-7a-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30          13-7a-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
31          13-7a-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953

33     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
34          Section 1. Section 13-7-1 is amended to read:
35          13-7-1. Policy and purposes of act.
36          It is hereby declared that the practice of discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
37     pregnancy, religion, ancestry, or national origin in business establishments or places of public
38     accommodation or in enterprises regulated by the state endangers the health, safety, and general
39     welfare of this state and its inhabitants; and that such discrimination in business establishments
40     or places of public accommodation or in enterprises regulated by the state, violates the public
41     policy of this state. It is the purpose of this act to assure all citizens full and equal availability
42     of all goods, services and facilities offered by business establishments and places of public
43     accommodation and enterprises regulated by the state without discrimination because of race,
44     color, sex, pregnancy, religion, ancestry, or national origin. The rules of common law that
45     statutes in derogation thereof shall be strictly construed has no application to this act. This act
46     shall be liberally construed with a view to promote the policy and purposes of the act and to
47     promote justice. The remedies provided herein are not exclusive but are in addition to any other
48     remedies available at law or equity.
49          Section 2. Section 13-7-2 is amended to read:
50          13-7-2. Definitions.
51          As used in this chapter:
52          (1) "Enterprise regulated by the state" means:
53          (a) an institution subject to regulation under Title 70C, Utah Consumer Credit Code;
54          (b) a place of business that sells an alcoholic product at retail as provided in Title 32B,
55     Alcoholic Beverage Control Act;
56          (c) an insurer regulated by Title 31A, Insurance Code; and

57          (d) a public utility subject to regulation under Title 54, Public Utilities.
58          (2) "Person" includes [one or more individuals, partnerships, associations,
59     organizations, corporations, labor unions, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy,
60     receivers] an individual, partnership, association, organization, corporation, labor union, legal
61     representative, trustee, trustee in bankruptcy, receiver , and other organized groups of persons.
62          [(1)] (3) (a) "Place of public accommodation" includes:
63          (i) every place, establishment, or facility of whatever kind, nature, or class that caters
64     or offers [its] services, facilities, or goods to the general public for a fee or charge, except, an
65     establishment that is:
66          [(i)] (A) located within a building that contains not more than five rooms for rent or
67     hire; and
68          [(ii)] (B) actually occupied by the proprietor of the establishment as the proprietor's
69     residence[.]; and
70          [(b) A] (ii) a place, establishment, or facility that caters or offers [its] services,
71     facilities, or goods to the general public gratuitously [shall be within the definition of this term
72     if it] if the place, establishment, or facility receives any substantial governmental subsidy or
73     support.
74          [(c)] (b) "Place of public accommodation" does not [apply to any] include an
75     institution, church, [any] apartment house, club, or place of accommodation [which] that is in
76     [its] nature distinctly private except to the extent that [it] the institution, church, apartment
77     house, club, or place of accommodation is open to the public.
78          [(3) "Enterprises]
79          (4) "Pregnancy" includes pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition.
80          (5) "Pregnancy-related condition" includes breastfeeding, lactation, or a medical
81     condition related to breastfeeding.
82          Section 3. Section 13-7-3 is amended to read:
83          13-7-3. Equal right in business establishments, places of public accommodation,
84     and enterprises regulated by the state.

85          All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal and are entitled to full
86     and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, goods and services in all business
87     establishments and in all places of public accommodation, and by all enterprises regulated by
88     the state of every kind whatsoever, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
89     pregnancy, religion, ancestry or national origin. Nothing in this act shall be construed to deny
90     any person the right to regulate the operation of a business establishment or place of public
91     accommodation or an enterprise regulated by the state in a manner which applies uniformly to
92     all persons without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, ancestry, or national origin;
93     or to deny any religious organization the right to regulate the operation and procedures of its
94     establishments.
95          Section 4. Section 13-7a-101 is enacted to read:

97          13-7a-101. Title.
98          This chapter is known as "Breastfeeding Protection Act."
99          Section 5. Section 13-7a-102 is enacted to read:
100          13-7a-102. Definitions.
101          As used in this chapter:
102          (1) "Breastfeeding" means the act of a woman breastfeeding a child.
103          (2) "Breastfeeding" includes lactation.
104          Section 6. Section 13-7a-103 is enacted to read:
105          13-7a-103. Breastfeeding location and conduct.
106          A woman may breastfeed in any place of public accommodation, as defined in Section
107     13-7-2.