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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title V
Chapter 29
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F.S. 29.24
29.24 Lactation spaces in courthouses.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, by January 1, 2024, each county courthouse must provide at least one dedicated lactation space outside the confines of a restroom for members of the public to express breast milk or breastfeed in private. The space must:
(a) Be hygienic, clean and sanitary, and conducive to maintaining and preventing disease;
(b) Be shielded from public view;
(c) Be free from intrusion while occupied; and
(d) Contain an electrical outlet.
(2) The person responsible for the operation of the facility housing each district court of appeal may use state-appropriated funds or private funding to provide a lactation space as set forth in subsection (1).
(3) The requirements of subsection (1) do not apply to a courthouse if the person who is responsible for the operation of the courthouse determines that:
(a) New construction would be required to create the lactation space; and
(b) The courthouse does not contain a lactation space for employees which may be used by the members of the public and the courthouse does not have:
1. A space that could be repurposed as a lactation space open to the public; or
2. A space that could be made private at a reasonable cost using portable materials, contingent upon private funding being made available for those costs.
History.s. 1, ch. 2023-88.