senate Bill S3295

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides restroom access to persons with certain medical conditions

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Current Bill Status Via A1982 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.647
substituted for s3295
Jun 19, 2017 substituted by a1982
May 01, 2017 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2017 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2017 1st report cal.647
Jan 20, 2017 referred to health

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S3295 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1982
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 ยงยง1900 - 1902, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4918, A277
2013-2014: S4803A, A5099A
2011-2012: S7153, A83B
2009-2010: A807

S3295 - Summary

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

S3295 - Sponsor Memo

S3295 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3295

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD01074-01-7

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