assembly Bill A5099A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (7)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2014 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Dec 11, 2013 print number 5099a
Dec 11, 2013 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 10, 2013 reported referred to rules
Apr 23, 2013 reported referred to codes
Feb 20, 2013 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A5099 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4803
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A807
2011-2012: A83, S7153
2015-2016: A277, S4918
2017-2018: A1982, S3295

A5099 - Summary

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

A5099 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5099

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, KELLNER, RIVERA, HEVESI
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, GOTTFRIED, MILLMAN --  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,  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07498-02-3

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A5099A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4803
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A807
2011-2012: A83, S7153
2015-2016: A277, S4918
2017-2018: A1982, S3295

A5099A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5099A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5099--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, KELLNER, RIVERA, HEVESI,
  SCHIMEL  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, GOTTFRIED, MILLMAN
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health --  reported  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on Codes -- reported and referred to the
  Committee on Rules --  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
  Crohn's and colitis fairness 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 "Crohn's
and colitis fairness act".
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new  article  19  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 19
                    CROHN'S AND COLITIS FAIRNESS 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
NORMALLY  MAKE  THE  EMPLOYEE  TOILET  FACILITY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC,
PROVIDED THAT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07498-04-3