[UPDATE 2014]

BREASTFEEDING ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 197 of 2014

37.232 Person with control over public accommodation or public service; prohibited conduct.
Sec. 2.

Except where expressly permitted by state or federal statute or a regulation promulgated thereunder, a person with control over a public accommodation or public service shall not do any of the following:

(a) Deny the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of a place of public accommodation or public service to a woman because she is breastfeeding a child.

(b) Print, circulate, post, mail, or otherwise cause to be published a statement, advertisement, notice, or sign that indicates any of the following:

(i) That the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of a place of public accommodation or public service will be refused, withheld from, or denied a woman because she is breastfeeding a child.

(ii) That a woman’s patronage of or presence at a place of public accommodation is objectionable, unwelcome, unacceptable, or undesirable because she is breastfeeding a child.

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41.181 Adoption of ordinances by the township board.

(4) As used in this section, “public nudity” means knowingly or intentionally displaying in a public place, or for payment or promise of payment by any person including, but not limited to, payment or promise of payment of an admission fee, any individual’s genitals or anus with less than a fully opaque covering, or a female individual’s breast with less than a fully opaque covering of the nipple and areola. Public nudity does not include any of the following:

(a) A woman’s breastfeeding of a baby whether or not the nipple or areola is exposed during or incidental to the feeding.

Enforcement Provision

[UPDATE 2014]

BREASTFEEDING ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 197 of 2014

37.233 Civil action; injunctive relief and damages; costs; fees.
Sec. 3.

(1) A person alleging a violation of this act may bring a civil action in a court of appropriate jurisdiction for appropriate injunctive relief, actual damages or presumed damages of $200.00, or both injunctive relief and actual or presumed damages.

(2) In addition to the relief under subsection (1), a court rendering a judgment in an action brought under this act may award all or a portion of the costs of litigation, including reasonable attorney fees and witness fees, to the complainant in the action if the court determines that the award is appropriate.

Workplace Pumping Law

None

Enforcement Provision

None

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