MONTANA PROTECTS BREASTFEEDING!
All Montana mothers should have the opportunity to breastfeed their infants
& all infants should have the opportunity to be breastfed.
Public Breastfeeding Protection
Mont. Code Ann. § 50-19-501 (1999) The Montana legislature states that the breastfeeding of a child in any location, public or private, where the mother otherwise has a right to be is legal and cannot be considered a nuisance, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, or obscenity. (SB 398).
For more information or to file a complaint contact: Montana Human Rights Bureau 1-406-444-2884 or 1-800-542-0807
Workplace Lactation Accommodation Laws
Break Time for Nursing Mother Law, US Department of Labor ACA (2010) amended the FSLA to require employers to provide a nursing mother a place & reasonable break time to express breast milk after the birth of her child.
Mont. Code Ann. § 39-2-215 et seq. (2007) specifies that all state & county governments, municipalities, & school districts & university system employers must not discriminate against breastfeeding mothers & must encourage & accommodate breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding & Jury Duty & Bar Exam
Mont. Code Ann. § 3-15-313 (2009) specifies that the court may excuse a person from jury service upon finding that it would entail undue hardship for the person; an excuse may be granted if the prospective juror is a breastfeeding mother. (2009 Mont. Laws, Chap. 167, HB 372) Montana Human Rights Bureau 1-406-444-2884 or 1-800-542-0807
Amendment to MT Bar Exam to accommodate breastfeeding examinees. AF11-0244 (2017) MORE...