senate Bill S4803A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jun 12, 2013 print number 4803a
Jun 12, 2013 amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 24, 2013 referred to health

S4803 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5099
Current Committee:
Senate Health
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: S7153, A83
2015-2016: S4918, A277
2017-2018: S3295, A1982

S4803 - Summary

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

S4803 - Sponsor Memo

S4803 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4803

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 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
THAT THE PLACE OF BUSINESS MAY REQUIRE THE INDIVIDUAL TO PRESENT REASON-

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

S4803A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5099
Current Committee:
Senate Health
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: S7153, A83
2015-2016: S4918, A277
2017-2018: S3295, A1982

S4803A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4803A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4803A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4803--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  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
  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:
  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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07498-03-3

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