Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 16, 1999
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING ENCOURAGEMENT OF BREASTFEEDING, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, RECOGNIZING THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING AND PROVIDING FOR BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC.
Summary of Assessment
The bill includes a legislative declaration which states that breastfeeding is a significant health choice for both mother and infant. Additionally, the removal of societal boundaries placed on breastfeeding in public is encouraged. Section 25-6-302 of the bill states that a mother may breastfeed in any area that the mother is permitted to occupy. The bill is effective upon signature of the Governor.
The bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill places no requirements on either state or local units of government. Current state statutes do not prohibit breastfeeding in public. Additionally, staff from both the Department of Public Health and Environment, Family and Community Health Services Division, and the Colorado Municipal League, have indicated they are not aware of any municipal ordinances or restrictions on breastfeeding in public.
Public Health and Environment