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Lactation room in public buildings
Public Buildings (PBB) CHAPTER 44, ARTICLE 5
§ 144. Lactation room in public buildings. 1. As used in this section:

(a) "covered public building" means a public building owned by the
state of New York, under the supervision and control of the commissioner
of general services, that is determined by said commissioner to be open
to the public; and

(b) "lactation room" means a hygienic place, other than a bathroom,

(1) is shielded from view;

(2) is free from intrusion;

(3) contains a chair, a working surface, and, if the public building
is otherwise supplied with electricity, an electrical outlet; and

(4) is intended to be used for the primary purpose of breastfeeding or
expressing breast milk.

2. A covered public building shall contain a lactation room that is
made available for use by a member of the public to breastfeed or
express breast milk.

3. A covered public building shall be excluded from the requirement of
subdivision two of this section if:

(a) the public building does not have a room that could be repurposed
as a lactation room or a space that could be made private, at a
reasonable cost; or

(b) new construction would be required to create a lactation room in
the public building and the cost of such construction is unfeasible.

4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize an
individual to enter a public building that the individual is not
otherwise authorized to enter.