senate Bill S6937

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring that all single-occupancy bathrooms in state-owned or operated buildings be designated as gender neutral

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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
Feb 03, 2020 signed chap.14
Jan 30, 2020 delivered to governor
Jan 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.341
substituted for a8974
Jan 13, 2020 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.16
Jan 08, 2020 referred to rules
Jan 06, 2020 referred to rules

S6937 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8974
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §145, Pub Bldg L (as proposed in S.5922 & A.109)

S6937 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that all single-occupancy bathrooms in state-owned or operated buildings and office space be designated as gender neutral.

S6937 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6937

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2020
                               ___________

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 public buildings law, in relation to requiring  that
  all single-occupancy bathrooms in state-owned or operated buildings be
  designated as gender neutral

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

  Section 1. Section 145 of the public buildings  law,  as  added  by  a
chapter  of the laws of 2019, amending the public buildings law relating
to requiring that all single occupancy bathrooms in state owned or oper-
ated buildings be designated as gender neutral, as proposed in  legisla-
tive bills numbers S. 5922 and A. 109, is amended to read as follows:
  §  145.  Gender neutral [single occupancy] SINGLE-OCCUPANCY bathrooms.
[The commissioner of general services shall have the power and it  shall
be  his  or  her  duty  to ensure that all single occupancy bathrooms in
state owned or operated buildings be designated as gender neutral single
occupancy bathrooms.   For purposes of this  section:  "state  owned  or
operated  buildings"  shall mean any state owned property used for offi-
cial state business, and shall include any building or office space, not
owned by the state, but which is primarily used for official state busi-
ness; and "single occupancy" shall mean intended for use by no more than
one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use.]  1.  AS  USED  IN
THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "STATE AGENCY" MEANS ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, BOARD, BUREAU,
COMMISSION, AGENCY, OR ANY PUBLIC AUTHORITY  OR  PUBLIC  BENEFIT  CORPO-
RATION AT LEAST ONE OF WHOSE MEMBERS IS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.
  (B)  "STATE-OWNED BUILDING" MEANS ANY BUILDING OWNED BY A STATE AGENCY
USED FOR OFFICIAL STATE BUSINESS.
  (C) "STATE-LEASED BUILDING" MEANS  ANY  BUILDING  OR  PORTION  OF  ANY
BUILDING LEASED BY A STATE AGENCY FOR OFFICE OR RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY.
  (D)  "SINGLE-OCCUPANCY  BATHROOM" MEANS A BATHROOM INTENDED FOR USE BY
NO MORE THAN ONE OCCUPANT AT A TIME OR FOR FAMILY OR  ASSISTED  USE  AND
WHICH HAS A DOOR FOR ENTRY INTO AND EGRESS FROM THE BATHROOM THAT MAY BE
LOCKED BY THE OCCUPANT TO ENSURE PRIVACY AND SECURITY.

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

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