senate Bill S435

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires restaurants with a seating capacity of 10 or more to provide public toilet facilities

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S435 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1352-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1336
2009-2010: S1105

S435 - Bill Texts

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Provides that the requirement for restaurants to provide public toilet facilities shall be extended to all restaurants with a seating capacity of ten or more regardless of the date of commencement of operation as a restaurant, with the exception that New York city restaurants shall be "grandfathered" under previous requirements.

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BILL NUMBER:S435

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring public
toilet facilities in restaurants with a seating capacity of ten or
more

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To reduce the present seating minimum
of twenty to ten in which public toilet facilities must be provided
and maintained in any public place where food is sold for consumption
on the premise from twenty to ten.

JUSTIFICATION:
The required seating capacity that the law mandates for
public places to maintain a toilet facility is twenty. Ten is a more
reasonable number of seats to require installation of a toilet
facility.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011/12 - S.1336
2009/10 - S.1105

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
One year after enactment.

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

                                   435

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requiring  public
  toilet  facilities  in  restaurants  with a seating capacity of ten or
  more

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1352-a of the public health
law, as added by chapter 774 of the laws of 1977, are amended to read as
follows:
  1.   A person or corporation operating an establishment with a seating
capacity of [twenty] TEN or more wherein food is sold for consumption on
the premises  shall  provide  appropriately  identified  and  maintained
public toilet facilities except that if there exists alternate available
facilities  in  the same building wherein such establishment is located,
suitable public notice of such  alternate  facility  shall  suffice  for
purposes of this [act] SECTION.
  2.  [The]  IN  CITIES  WITH  A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE
provisions of subdivision one of  this  section  shall  [not]  apply  to
establishments  [in operation on] NEWLY OPENED FOR BUSINESS ON AND AFTER
the effective date of this [act] SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the three hundred  sixty-fifth  day
after it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00671-01-3

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