assembly Bill A6500A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to single occupancy bathrooms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Jun 09, 2017 amend and recommit to rules 6500a
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to rules
Mar 07, 2017 referred to governmental operations

Co-Sponsors

A6500 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5993
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L; add §409-m, amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5240, S815, S6479

A6500 - Summary

Relates to making all single occupancy bathrooms gender neutral in school districts, charter schools, SUNY, CUNY, community colleges, restaurants, bars, mercantile establishments, factories and state owned or operated buildings.

A6500 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6500

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 7, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law and the education law, in  relation
  to single occupancy bathroom facilities

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

  Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
79-o to read as follows:
  §  79-O.  GENDER NEUTRAL SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM FACILITIES.  1. ALL
SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM FACILITIES IN PUBLIC PLACES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THOSE LOCATED IN  RESTAURANTS,  BARS,  MERCANTILE  ESTABLISH-
MENTS,  FACTORIES  OR STATE-OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDINGS, SHALL BE DESIG-
NATED AS GENDER NEUTRAL FOR USE BY NO MORE THAN ONE OCCUPANT AT  A  TIME
OR  FOR  FAMILY  OR  ASSISTED USE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "STATE-
OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDINGS" SHALL MEAN ANY  STATE-OWNED  PROPERTY  USED
FOR  OFFICIAL OFFICE BUILDING SPACE, AND SHALL INCLUDE ANY OFFICE SPACE,
NOT OWNED BY THE STATE, BUT WHOSE PRIMARY  USE  IS  FOR  OFFICIAL  STATE
BUSINESS.
  2. SUCH GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOM FACILITIES SHALL BE CLEARLY DESIGNATED
BY THE POSTING OF SUCH ON OR NEAR EACH FACILITY.
  §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 409-m to
read as follows:
  § 409-M. GENDER NEUTRAL SINGLE OCCUPANCY  BATHROOM  FACILITIES.    THE
BOARD  OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE PRINCI-
PAL OR OTHER PERSON IN CHARGE OF EVERY NONPUBLIC ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY
SCHOOL WITHIN THE STATE SHALL AUTHORIZE THE  PROMULGATION  OF  RULES  OR
POLICIES  REQUIRING  THAT  ALL  SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM FACILITIES ARE
DESIGNATED AS GENDER NEUTRAL FOR USE BY NO MORE THAN ONE OCCUPANT  AT  A
TIME OR FOR FAMILY OR ASSISTED USE. SUCH GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOM FACILI-
TIES  SHALL BE CLEARLY DESIGNATED BY THE POSTING OF SUCH ON OR NEAR EACH
FACILITY.

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

Co-Sponsors

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A6500A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5993
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L; add §409-m, amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5240, S815, S6479

A6500A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to making all single occupancy bathrooms gender neutral in school districts, charter schools, SUNY, CUNY, community colleges, restaurants, bars, mercantile establishments, factories and state owned or operated buildings.

A6500A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6500--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, DICKENS, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, ORTIZ -- read
  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on Governmental Operations --
  reported and referred to the Committee on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the civil rights law and the education law, in relation
  to single occupancy bathroom facilities

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

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
79-o to read as follows:
  § 79-O. GENDER NEUTRAL SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM FACILITIES.   1.  ALL
SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM FACILITIES LOCATED IN PUBLIC PLACES, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE LOCATED IN RESTAURANTS, BARS, MERCANTILE ESTAB-
LISHMENTS,  FACTORIES  OR  STATE-OWNED  OR  OPERATED BUILDINGS, SHALL BE
DESIGNATED AS GENDER NEUTRAL FOR USE BY NO MORE THAN ONE OCCUPANT  AT  A
TIME  OR  FOR  FAMILY  OR  ASSISTED  USE.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"STATE-OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDINGS" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE-OWNED  PROPERTY
USED  FOR  OFFICIAL  STATE  BUSINESS  AND  SHALL INCLUDE ANY BUILDING OR
OFFICE SPACE, NOT OWNED BY THE STATE, BUT WHICH PRIMARY USE IS FOR OFFI-
CIAL STATE BUSINESS.
  2. SUCH GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOM FACILITIES SHALL BE CLEARLY DESIGNATED
BY THE POSTING OF SUCH ON OR NEAR EACH FACILITY.
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  409-m  to
read as follows:
  §  409-M.  GENDER  NEUTRAL  SINGLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM FACILITIES.  THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION OR TRUSTEES OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT OR, IN THE  CASE
OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, THE CHANCELLOR, AND EVERY BOARD
OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, CHARTER SCHOOL AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOL
WITHIN  THE  STATE  SHALL DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REQUIRING THAT
ALL SINGLE  OCCUPANCY  BATHROOM  FACILITIES  ARE  DESIGNATED  AS  GENDER

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

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