assembly Bill A5422

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides single-sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in schools and public bathrooms

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A5422 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1804, 2503 & 2554, add §319, Ed L; add §170-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10127

A5422 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that single-sex multiple use bathrooms and changing facilities in schools, including CUNY, SUNY and community colleges, and in state agencies are designated for and used only by persons based on their biological sex.

A5422 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5422

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT to amend the education law and the executive law, in relation to
  providing for single-sex  multiple  occupancy  bathroom  and  changing
  facilities in schools and public bathrooms

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1804 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13.  A.  THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL REQUIRE EVERY MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY
BATHROOM OR CHANGING FACILITY THAT IS DESIGNATED FOR STUDENT USE  TO  BE
DESIGNATED  FOR AND USED ONLY BY STUDENTS BASED ON THEIR BIOLOGICAL SEX.
FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS APPLY:
  (I) "BIOLOGICAL SEX" SHALL MEAN THE PHYSICAL CONDITION OF  BEING  MALE
OR FEMALE, WHICH IS STATED ON A PERSON'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
  (II)  "MULTIPLE  OCCUPANCY BATHROOM OR CHANGING FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A
FACILITY DESIGNED OR DESIGNATED TO BE USED BY MORE THAN ONE PERSON AT  A
TIME  WHERE STUDENTS MAY BE IN VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS IN THE PRESENCE
OF OTHER PERSONS. A MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM OR CHANGING FACILITY MAY
INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, A SCHOOL RESTROOM, LOCKER ROOM, CHANGING
ROOM OR SHOWER ROOM.
  (III) "SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM OR CHANGING FACILITY"  SHALL  MEAN  A
FACILITY  DESIGNED OR DESIGNATED TO BE USED BY ONLY ONE PERSON AT A TIME
WHERE STUDENTS MAY BE IN VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS. A  SINGLE  OCCUPANCY
BATHROOM  OR  CHANGING  FACILITY  MAY  INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, A
SINGLE STALL RESTROOM DESIGNATED AS UNISEX OR FOR USE BASED  ON  BIOLOG-
ICAL SEX.
  B. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL PROHIBIT BOARDS OF EDUCATION FROM
PROVIDING  ACCOMMODATIONS  SUCH AS SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM OR CHANGING
FACILITIES OR CONTROLLED USE OF FACULTY FACILITIES UPON A REQUEST DUE TO
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT IN NO EVENT SHALL THAT  ACCOMMODATION  RESULT

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

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