assembly Bill A277

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 31, 2016 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.19
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 24, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.44
rules report cal.44
reported
Jun 02, 2015 reported referred to rules
Feb 10, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to health

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A277 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4918
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 ยงยง1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5099A, S4803A
2011-2012: A83B, S7153
2009-2010: A807

A277 - Summary

Enacts the "Crohn's and colitis fairness act"; provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions; defines the term eligible medical condition.

A277 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   277

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, RIVERA, HEVESI, SCHIMEL
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTTFRIED -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Health

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.

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