BILL NO A06346
SAME AS No same as
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.
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.
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.
2005-06 A9968 referred to economic development 2007-08 A1457 referred
to economic development 2009-10 A2618 economic development 2011-12
A3768 economic development
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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
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
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.