senate Bill S4918

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1140
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 01, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2015 1st report cal.1061
Apr 23, 2015 referred to health

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Health committee Vote

S4918
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

May 28, 2015 - Health committee Vote

S4918
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: May 28, 2015

aye wr (1)
excused (2)

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S4918 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A277
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 ยงยง1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A807
2011-2012: S7153, A83
2013-2014: S4803, A5099
2017-2018: S3295, A1982

S4918 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4918 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4918 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4918

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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
  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-
ABLE EVIDENCE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS AN ELIGIBLE MEDICAL  CONDITION  OR
USES AN OSTOMY DEVICE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00593-01-5

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