assembly Bill A83B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

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Jun 05, 2012 reported referred to rules
Jan 31, 2012 reported referred to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Dec 14, 2011 print number 83b
amend and recommit to health
Jun 15, 2011 print number 83a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 05, 2011 referred to health

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B (Active)
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B (Active)

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A83 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7153
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A807

A83 - Bill Texts

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Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions; defines the term eligible medical condition.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   83

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,  GALEF,  KELLNER, REILLY,
  J. RIVERA, HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BOYLAND,  McDO-
  NOUGH,  MILLMAN, PHEFFER -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the rest-
  room access act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "restroom
access act".
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  article  19  to
read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 19
                           RESTROOM ACCESS ACT

SECTION 1900. DEFINITION.
        1901. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES.
        1902. REQUIRED CHANGES.
  S  1900. DEFINITION. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, "ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDI-
TION" MEANS CROHN'S DISEASE, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, ANY OTHER  INFLAMMATORY
BOWEL  DISEASE,  IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION
THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO A TOILET FACILITY.
  S 1901. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES. A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPEN TO THE
GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE SALE OF GOODS  OR  SERVICES  THAT  HAS  A  TOILET
FACILITY FOR ITS EMPLOYEES SHALL ALLOW ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS LAWFULLY ON
THE  PREMISES  OF  SUCH  PLACE  OF  BUSINESS TO USE THAT TOILET FACILITY
DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, PROVIDED THAT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING  CONDI-
TIONS ARE MET:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00904-01-1

A. 83                               2

  1.  THE  INDIVIDUAL REQUESTING THE USE OF THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY
SUFFERS FROM AN ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDITION OR UTILIZES AN OSTOMY DEVICE;
  2.  TWO  OR MORE EMPLOYEES OF THE PLACE OF BUSINESS ARE WORKING AT THE
TIME THE INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS USE OF THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY;
  3. THE PLACE OF BUSINESS DOES NOT NORMALLY MAKE  THE  EMPLOYEE  TOILET
FACILITY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC;
  4.  THE  EMPLOYEE  TOILET  FACILITY  IS  NOT  LOCATED IN AN AREA WHERE
PROVIDING ACCESS WOULD CREATE AN OBVIOUS HEALTH OR SAFETY  RISK  TO  THE
REQUESTING INDIVIDUAL OR CREATE AN OBVIOUS SECURITY RISK TO THE PLACE OF
BUSINESS; AND
  5.  A  PUBLIC RESTROOM IS NOT IMMEDIATELY ACCESSIBLE TO THE REQUESTING
INDIVIDUAL.
  S 1902. REQUIRED CHANGES. NOTHING IN SECTION NINETEEN HUNDRED  ONE  OF
THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS REQUIRING A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPEN TO
THE  GENERAL  PUBLIC FOR THE SALE OF GOODS OR SERVICES THAT HAS A TOILET
FACILITY FOR ITS EMPLOYEES TO MAKE ANY PHYSICAL CHANGES TO  AN  EMPLOYEE
TOILET FACILITY.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
become law, provided that effective immediately, the addition, amendment
and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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A83A - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7153
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A807

A83A - Bill Texts

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Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions; defines the term eligible medical condition.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  83--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,  GALEF,  KELLNER, REILLY,
  J. RIVERA, HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BOYLAND,  McDO-
  NOUGH, MILLMAN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the rest-
  room access act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "restroom
access act".
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  article  19  to
read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 19
                           RESTROOM ACCESS ACT

SECTION 1900. DEFINITION.
        1901. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES.
        1902. REQUIRED CHANGES.
  S  1900. DEFINITION. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, "ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDI-
TION" MEANS CROHN'S DISEASE, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, ANY OTHER  INFLAMMATORY
BOWEL  DISEASE,  IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION
THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO A TOILET FACILITY.
  S 1901. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES. A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPEN TO THE
GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE SALE OF GOODS  OR  SERVICES  THAT  HAS  A  TOILET
FACILITY FOR ITS EMPLOYEES SHALL ALLOW ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS LAWFULLY ON
THE  PREMISES  OF  SUCH  PLACE  OF  BUSINESS TO USE THAT TOILET FACILITY
DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, EVEN IF THE PLACE  OF  BUSINESS  DOES  NOT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00904-02-1

A. 83--A                            2

NORMALLY  MAKE  THE  EMPLOYEE  TOILET  FACILITY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC,
PROVIDED THAT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:
  1.  THE  INDIVIDUAL REQUESTING THE USE OF THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY
SUFFERS FROM AN ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDITION OR UTILIZES AN OSTOMY DEVICE;
  2. TWO OR MORE EMPLOYEES OF THE PLACE OF BUSINESS ARE WORKING  AT  THE
TIME THE INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS USE OF THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY;
  3.    THE  EMPLOYEE  TOILET  FACILITY  IS NOT LOCATED IN AN AREA WHERE
PROVIDING ACCESS WOULD CREATE AN OBVIOUS HEALTH OR SAFETY  RISK  TO  THE
REQUESTING INDIVIDUAL OR CREATE AN OBVIOUS SECURITY RISK TO THE PLACE OF
BUSINESS; AND
  4.  A  PUBLIC RESTROOM IS NOT IMMEDIATELY ACCESSIBLE TO THE REQUESTING
INDIVIDUAL.
  S 1902. REQUIRED CHANGES. NOTHING IN SECTION NINETEEN HUNDRED  ONE  OF
THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS REQUIRING A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPEN TO
THE  GENERAL  PUBLIC FOR THE SALE OF GOODS OR SERVICES THAT HAS A TOILET
FACILITY FOR ITS EMPLOYEES TO MAKE ANY PHYSICAL CHANGES TO  AN  EMPLOYEE
TOILET FACILITY.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
become law, provided that effective immediately, the addition, amendment
and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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A83B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7153
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A807

A83B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions; defines the term eligible medical condition.

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download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  83--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  DINOWITZ,  GALEF,  KELLNER, REILLY,
  J. RIVERA, HEVESI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BOYLAND,  GOTT-
  FRIED,  McDONOUGH,  MILLMAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
  committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
  ted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the rest-
  room access act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "restroom
access act".
  S  2.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new article 19 to
read as follows:

                               ARTICLE 19
                           RESTROOM ACCESS ACT

SECTION 1900. DEFINITION.
        1901. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES.
        1902. REQUIRED CHANGES.
  S 1900. DEFINITION. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, "ELIGIBLE MEDICAL  CONDI-
TION"  MEANS CROHN'S DISEASE, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, ANY OTHER INFLAMMATORY
BOWEL DISEASE, IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME OR ANY OTHER  MEDICAL  CONDITION
THAT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO A TOILET FACILITY.
  S 1901. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES. A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPEN TO THE
GENERAL  PUBLIC  FOR  THE  SALE  OF  GOODS OR SERVICES THAT HAS A TOILET
FACILITY FOR ITS EMPLOYEES SHALL ALLOW ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS LAWFULLY ON
THE PREMISES OF SUCH PLACE OF  BUSINESS  TO  USE  THAT  TOILET  FACILITY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00904-04-1

A. 83--B                            2

DURING  NORMAL  BUSINESS  HOURS,  EVEN IF THE PLACE OF BUSINESS DOES NOT
NORMALLY MAKE THE EMPLOYEE TOILET  FACILITY  AVAILABLE  TO  THE  PUBLIC,
PROVIDED THAT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:
  1.  THE  INDIVIDUAL REQUESTING THE USE OF THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY
HAS AN ELIGIBLE MEDICAL CONDITION OR UTILIZES AN OSTOMY DEVICE, PROVIDED
THAT THE PLACE OF BUSINESS MAY REQUIRE THE INDIVIDUAL TO PRESENT REASON-
ABLE EVIDENCE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS AN ELIGIBLE MEDICAL  CONDITION  OR
USES AN OSTOMY DEVICE;
  2.  TWO  OR MORE EMPLOYEES OF THE PLACE OF BUSINESS ARE WORKING AT THE
TIME THE INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS USE OF THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY;
  3.   THE EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITY IS NOT  LOCATED  IN  AN  AREA  WHERE
PROVIDING  ACCESS  WOULD  CREATE AN OBVIOUS HEALTH OR SAFETY RISK TO THE
REQUESTING INDIVIDUAL OR CREATE AN OBVIOUS SECURITY RISK TO THE PLACE OF
BUSINESS; AND
  4. A PUBLIC RESTROOM IS NOT IMMEDIATELY ACCESSIBLE TO  THE  REQUESTING
INDIVIDUAL.
  S  1902.  REQUIRED CHANGES. NOTHING IN SECTION NINETEEN HUNDRED ONE OF
THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS REQUIRING A PLACE OF BUSINESS OPEN TO
THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE SALE OF GOODS OR SERVICES THAT HAS  A  TOILET
FACILITY  FOR  ITS EMPLOYEES TO MAKE ANY PHYSICAL CHANGES TO AN EMPLOYEE
TOILET FACILITY.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall become law, provided that effective immediately, the  addition,
amendment  and/or  repeal  of  any  rule or regulation necessary for the
implementation of this act on its  effective  date  are  authorized  and
directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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