assembly Bill A10652

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring gender neutral bathrooms in state-owned buildings

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Aug 12, 2022 referred to governmental operations

A10652 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §145, Pub Bldg L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A523

A10652 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring gender neutral bathrooms in state-owned buildings; requires at least one gender neutral multiple-occupancy bathroom in state-owned buildings and, where practicable, in state-leased buildings that do not have a gender neutral single-occupancy bathroom; defines terms.

A10652 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10652
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Epstein) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the public  buildings  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
   gender neutral bathrooms in state-owned buildings
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The section heading of section 145 of the public  buildings
 law,  as amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 2020, is amended, subdivi-
 sion 1 is amended by adding a new paragraph (e), and  two  new  subdivi-
 sions 1-a and 3 are added to read as follows:
   Gender neutral [single-occupancy] bathrooms.
   (E)  "MULTIPLE-OCCUPANCY  BATHROOM"  MEANS  A  ROOM  OR SUITE OF ROOMS
 CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE SINK AND AT LEAST TWO SANITARY FIXTURES, SUCH AS
 TOILETS OR URINALS, INTENDED FOR SIMULTANEOUS USE BY TWO OR  MORE  OCCU-
 PANTS.
   1-A.  ALL  STATE-OWNED  BUILDINGS AND, WHERE PRACTICABLE, STATE-LEASED
 BUILDINGS SHALL INCLUDE GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS.
   3. WHEN A STATE AGENCY IS UNABLE TO COMPLY  WITH  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
 THIS  SECTION, SUCH STATE AGENCY SHALL ENSURE THAT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE
 GENDER NEUTRAL MULTIPLE-OCCUPANCY BATHROOM IN THE STATE-OWNED  BUILDINGS
 UNDER  ITS  JURISDICTION  AND,  WHERE  PRACTICABLE,  IN THE STATE-LEASED
 BUILDINGS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD16050-03-2