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A08367 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     August 24, 2015
        Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in  relation  to  diaper  changing
          accommodations in certain buildings
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The civil rights law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
     2  79-o to read as follows:
     3    §  79-o.  Diaper changing accommodations.  1. Any public building that
     4  installs a baby diaper changing accommodation in a restroom shall ensure
     5  that the accommodation is equally available or  provided  regardless  of
     6  the gender for which the restroom is designed.
     7    2. The provisions of subdivision one of this section shall apply:
     8    (a)  to  restrooms  constructed on or after the effective date of this
     9  section;
    10    (b) to restrooms existing on or before  the  effective  date  of  this
    11  section which undergo substantial renovation; and
    12    (c)  to  the  extent  that  the  provisions of subdivision one of this
    13  section may be implemented in compliance with local, state, and  federal
    14  laws  regarding  access  for persons with disabilities and with existing
    15  fire, health, and safety standards.
    16    3.  As  used  in  this  section,  "substantial  renovation"  means   a
    17  construction  or  renovation project requiring a building permit with an
    18  estimated cost of ten thousand dollars or more.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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