assembly Bill A5240A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to single-occupancy bathrooms

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.473
Mar 10, 2020 reported
Mar 05, 2020 print number 5240a
Mar 05, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
Feb 07, 2019 referred to governmental operations

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A5240 - Details

Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-p, Civ Rts L; add §409-m, amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6500

A5240 - 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.

A5240 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5240

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, DICKENS, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, ORTIZ, BLAKE,
  CRESPO,  THIELE,  SIMON,  GALEF, ARROYO, GLICK, WALLACE, RAIA, HEVESI,
  ABINANTI,  D'URSO,  QUART,  CUSICK,  HYNDMAN,  DE LA ROSA,   PICHARDO,
  LIFTON,  BRONSON,  SEAWRIGHT,  STECK,  RIVERA,  NIOU,  ROZIC, SIMOTAS,
  BYRNE, BICHOTTE, SANTABARBARA, WOERNER, FAHY, VANEL, GUNTHER,  WALKER,
  NOLAN,  ZEBROWSKI,  WRIGHT,  CAHILL,  STIRPE,  SOLAGES,  LENTOL,  KIM,
  EPSTEIN, JEAN-PIERRE, WEINSTEIN, PERRY, CARROLL, PHEFFER AMATO, JONES,
  GOTTFRIED, BUCHWALD -- 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 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

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

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A5240A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-p, Civ Rts L; add §409-m, amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6500

A5240A (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.

A5240A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5240--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, DICKENS, MOSLEY, JAFFEE, ORTIZ, BLAKE,
  CRESPO,  THIELE, SIMON, GALEF, ARROYO, GLICK, WALLACE, HEVESI, ABINAN-
  TI, D'URSO, QUART,  CUSICK,  HYNDMAN,  DE LA ROSA,  PICHARDO,  LIFTON,
  BRONSON,  SEAWRIGHT,  STECK,  RIVERA,  NIOU,  ROZIC,  SIMOTAS,  BYRNE,
  BICHOTTE, SANTABARBARA, WOERNER, FAHY, VANEL, GUNTHER, WALKER,  NOLAN,
  ZEBROWSKI,  WRIGHT,  CAHILL,  STIRPE,  SOLAGES,  LENTOL, KIM, EPSTEIN,
  JEAN-PIERRE, WEINSTEIN, PERRY, CARROLL,  PHEFFER AMATO,  JONES,  GOTT-
  FRIED,  BUCHWALD,  REYES, LAVINE, SMULLEN -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Governmental Operations -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Governmental Operations in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,
  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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-p to read as follows:
  §  79-P.  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, OR FACTORIES, 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, "SINGLE-OCCUPANCY BATHROOM" SHALL HAVE THE
SAME MEANING AS PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ONE  HUNDRED
FORTY-FIVE OF THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS LAW.
  2. SUCH GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOM FACILITIES SHALL BE CLEARLY DESIGNATED
BY THE POSTING OF SUCH ON OR NEAR THE ENTRY DOOR OF EACH FACILITY.
  §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 409-m to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03015-02-0