senate Bill S7646

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires full family service restroom facilities in public buildings

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Feb 02, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7213
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2425
2021-2022: A2563

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires full family service restroom facilities in public buildings.

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7646

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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