assembly Bill A1982

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2017 approval memo.42
signed chap.471
Dec 06, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.647
substituted for s3295
Mar 28, 2017 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 09, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.48
Feb 07, 2017 reported
Jan 24, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 17, 2017 referred to health

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A1982 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3295
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: A83, S7153
2013-2014: A5099, S4803
2015-2016: A277, S4918

A1982 (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.

A1982 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1982

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, RIVERA, HEVESI, FAHY --
  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".
  § 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.
  §  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.
  § 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.
                                                           LBD01074-01-7