senate Bill S7327

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the Crohn's and colitis fairness act

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 18, 2018 signed chap.42
Apr 06, 2018 delivered to governor
Feb 13, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.663
substituted for a8989
Jan 09, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 08, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.55
Jan 05, 2018 referred to rules

S7327 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8989
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld Art 19, Pub Health L (as proposed in S. 3295 and A. 1982); add Art 28-F ยงยง491 - 493, Gen Bus L

S7327 - Summary

Enacts the Crohn's and colitis fairness act.

S7327 - Sponsor Memo

S7327 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7327

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  enacting  the
  Crohn's  and  colitis  fairness  act;  and to repeal article 19 of the
  public health law relating thereto

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

  Section 1.  Article 19 of the public health law, as added by a chapter
of the laws of 2017, amending the public health law relating to enacting
the  Crohn's  and colitis fairness act, as proposed in legislative bills
numbers S.3295 and A.1982, is REPEALED.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article  28-F
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 28-F
                    CROHN'S AND COLITIS FAIRNESS ACT
SECTION 491. DEFINITION.
        492. ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES.
        493. REQUIRED CHANGES.
  S  491.  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 492. 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.

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