Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to codes
|May 14, 2015||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S5473
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S5473 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S5473 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5473 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law, in relation to diaper changing accommodations in certain buildings PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide equal access to diaper changing tables in restrooms in public buildings regardless of the gender for which the restroom is designed. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 79-o to the civil rights law to require that any public building shall provide diaper changing accommodations regardless of the gender for which the restroom is designed, and establishes that this provision applies to restrooms constructed or substantially renovated on or after the effective date of the law. It also requires compliance with laws regarding access for persons with disabilities and with existing fire, health, and safety standards. Section 2 establishes that the act shall take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION:
2015-S5473 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5473 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 14, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to diaper changing accommodations in certain buildings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by adding a new section 79-o to read as follows: S 79-O. DIAPER CHANGING ACCOMMODATIONS. 1. ANY PUBLIC BUILDING THAT INSTALLS A BABY DIAPER CHANGING ACCOMMODATION IN A RESTROOM SHALL ENSURE THAT THE ACCOMMODATION IS EQUALLY AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED REGARDLESS OF THE GENDER FOR WHICH THE RESTROOM IS DESIGNED. 2. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY: (A) TO RESTROOMS CONSTRUCTED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION; (B) TO RESTROOMS EXISTING ON OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION WHICH UNDERGO SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATION; AND (C) TO THE EXTENT THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS REGARDING ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND WITH EXISTING FIRE, HEALTH, AND SAFETY STANDARDS. 3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "SUBSTANTIAL RENOVATION" MEANS A CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION PROJECT REQUIRING A BUILDING PERMIT WITH AN ESTIMATED COST OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11029-01-5
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