assembly Bill A2563

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires full family service restroom facilities in public buildings

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to governmental operations
Jan 19, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A2563 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7213
2019-2020: A2425

A2563 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires full family service restroom facilities in public buildings.

A2563 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2563
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. LAVINE, M. MILLER, ABINANTI, WILLIAMS, SOLAGES,
   RODRIGUEZ, COOK, L. ROSENTHAL, PHEFFER AMATO, RA, SEAWRIGHT,  MORINEL-
   LO,  DICKENS,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  TAYLOR, COLTON, BRAUNSTEIN, GOTTFRIED,
   J. M. GIGLIO, WALLACE -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ,
   GALEF,  HEVESI,  LUPARDO,  McDONOUGH,  SIMON,  THIELE -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Governmental 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 buildings 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
 CONSTRUCTED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION WHICH  ARE  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 A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES OR WHO IS THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
 OF A PERSON WHOSE DISABILITIES PREVENT THEIR USE OF  CONVENTIONAL  REST-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.