A06346 Summary:

BILL NO    A06346 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Englebright

COSPNSR    Abinanti

MLTSPNSR   

Add S399-ff, Gen Bus L

Prohibits a business from limiting access to its public restrooms to paying
customers of such business; provides that a violation shall be subject to a
civil penalty in the amount of five hundred dollars.
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A06346 Actions:

BILL NO    A06346 

03/25/2013 referred to economic development
01/08/2014 referred to economic development
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A06346 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06346 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A6346

TITLE  OF BILL:  An act to amend the general business law, in relation
to access to public restrooms

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:

To prohibit a business from limiting access to its public restrooms to
paying customers of such business.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Adds a new section 399-cc to the General Business Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation would prohibit businesses from limiting  the  use  of
their  public  restrooms to the public, regardless of whether they are
paying customers, patrons or passersby.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005-06 A9968 referred to economic development 2007-08 A1457  referred
to  economic  development  2009-10  A2618 economic development 2011-12
A3768 economic development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after  it  shall  have
become a law.
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A06346 Text:

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

                                         6346

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    March 25, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
         Committee on Economic Development

       AN ACT to amend the general business  law,  in  relation  to  access  to
         public restrooms

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

    1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
    2  399-ff to read as follows:
    3    S 399-FF. PUBLIC RESTROOM ACCESS. 1.  NO  PERSON,  FIRM,  PARTNERSHIP,
    4  ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANY, CORPORATION OR OTHER BUSINESS
    5  ENTITY THAT OFFERS ACCESS TO RESTROOM FACILITIES  TO  THE  PUBLIC  SHALL
    6  REQUIRE,  AS  A  CONDITION FOR SUCH ACCESS, THAT SUCH PERSON BE A PAYING
    7  CUSTOMER OF SUCH BUSINESS.
    8    2. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL  BE  PUNISHABLE
    9  BY  A  CIVIL  PENALTY  NOT  TO  EXCEED  FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS  FOR EACH
   10  VIOLATION.
   11    S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
   12  have become a law.





        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD05719-01-3
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