|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to codes|
|Jun 13, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6479
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S6479 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6479 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6479 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil rights law and the education law, in relation to single occupancy bathroom facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would designate all single occupancy bathroom facilities in public places and in all public and private schools as gender neutral. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the civil rights-law by adding a new section (79-o) to require all single occupancy bathroom facilities in public places, including but not limited to those located in restaurants, bars, mercan- tile establishments, factories or state-owned or operated buildings, to be designated as gender neutral for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use. Sections 2 adds a new section 409-m to the education law to require the
S6479 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6479 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 NEUTRAL FOR USE BY NO MORE THAN ONE OCCUPANT AT A TIME OR FOR FAMILY OR ASSISTED USE. SUCH GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOM FACILITIES 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.
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