Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 84

H.P. 280 - L.D. 373

An Act To Facilitate Lactation at the Workplace by New Mothers

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 604is enacted to read:

604. Nursing mothers in the workplace

An employer, as defined in section 603, subsection 1, paragraph A, shall provide adequate unpaid break time or permit an employee to use paid break time or meal time each day to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to 3 years following childbirth. The employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide a clean room or other location, other than a bathroom, where an employee may express breast milk in privacy. An employer may not discriminate in any way against an employee who chooses to express breast milk in the workplace.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333