assembly Bill A7213

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires full family service restroom facilities in public buildings

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Apr 12, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A7213 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7646
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2425
2021-2022: A2563

A7213 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires full family service restroom facilities in public buildings.

A7213 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7213

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE, M. L. MILLER -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT to amend the public buildings law, in relation to requiring full
  family service restroom facilities in public buildings

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

  Section  1. The public building law is amended by adding a new section
54 to read as follows:
  § 54. RESTROOM ACCESSIBILITY AND  EQUIPMENT  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  PUBLIC
BUILDINGS. 1. IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE BUILD-
ING  CODE REFERENCED IN SECTION FIFTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, ALL BUILDINGS
COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO INCLUDE, AT A  MINIMUM,  AT
LEAST ONE FAMILY RESTROOM, ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY POINT WITHIN THE BUILDING
OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC,  WHICH IS TO BE EQUIPPED SUCH THAT A CAREGIVER IS
ABLE TO ATTEND TO THE SANITARY AND HYGIENIC NEEDS OF ANY PERSON AFFECTED
BY ANY COMBINATION OF PHYSICAL AND/OR COGNITIVE DISABILITIES  SUCH  THAT
THEY  REQUIRE  CONSTANT  ASSISTANCE  WITH  ACTIVITIES  FOR DAILY LIVING,
INCLUDING, BUT ARE NOT STRICTLY LIMITED  TO,  AN  INABILITY  TO  UTILIZE
CONVENTIONAL RESTROOM FACILITIES.
  2.  THE  PRECISE  CONFIGURATION  AND  EQUIPMENT TO BE INCLUDED IN SUCH
FAMILY RESTROOM FACILITIES SHALL BE DETERMINED  PURSUANT  TO  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  BY  THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE CODES DIVISION, IN
COOPERATION WITH THE OFFICE FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES,
AND WITH THE INPUT OF AN INDEPENDENT PARTY, APPOINTED BY  THE  GOVERNOR,
WHO  IS  THE  PARENT  OR  LEGAL  GUARDIAN OF A PERSON WHOSE DISABILITIES
PREVENT THEIR USE OF CONVENTIONAL RESTROOM FACILITIES. THE EQUIPMENT  IS
TO  INCLUDE  A  HORIZONTAL  FLAT RAISED SURFACE AREA SUITABLE FOR SAFELY
DIAPERING AN ADULT PERSON OF AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED  FIFTY  POUNDS  WEIGHT
AND EQUIPPED WITH A SYSTEM TO TEMPORARILY COVER THE SURFACE WITH A SANI-
TARY  DISPOSABLE  COVERING.  ALL  SUCH  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS SHALL BE
PROMULGATED AND IMPLEMENTED WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF THE EFFEC-
TIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.