senate Bill S6479A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to single-occupancy bathrooms

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Current Bill Status Via A5240 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.796
substituted for s6479a
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a5240a
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.796
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jun 17, 2020 print number 6479a
Jun 17, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jun 13, 2019 referred to rules

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S6479 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5240
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:
S5993, A6500

S6479 - 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.

S6479 - Sponsor Memo

S6479 - 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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S6479A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5240
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:
S5993, A6500

S6479A (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.

S6479A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6479A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6479--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SALAZAR, BIAGGI, CARLUCCI, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MYRIE,
  RAMOS, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  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:
  § 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

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

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