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Public Act 101-0293


 

Public Act 0293 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0293
 
HB3711 EnrolledLRB101 09611 CPF 54709 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Equitable Restrooms Act is amended by adding
Section 18 as follows:
 
    (410 ILCS 35/18 new)
    Sec. 18. Baby changing stations.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Public building" means:
        (1) a place of public accommodation, as that term is
    defined in Section 10;
        (2) a State building open to the public;
        (3) a retail store of more than 5,000 square feet that
    contains a restroom open to the public; or
        (4) a restaurant that meets the following criteria: (A)
    the restaurant has an occupancy of at least 60 persons, as
    determined by the State Fire Marshal; (B) the restaurant
    contains a restroom that is open to the public; and (C) the
    restaurant's entrance is not within 300 feet of a centrally
    located facility with a baby diaper changing station that
    is open to the public.
    "Restaurant" means a business having sales of ready-to-eat
food for immediate consumption comprising at least 51% of the
total sales, excluding the sale of liquor.
    (b) Every public building with restrooms open and
accessible to the public shall have:
        (1) at least one safe, sanitary, convenient, and
    publicly accessible baby diaper changing station that is
    accessible to women entering a restroom provided for use by
    women and at least one safe, sanitary, convenient, and
    publicly accessible baby diaper changing station that is
    accessible to men entering a restroom provided for use by
    men; or
        (2) at least one safe, sanitary, convenient, and
    publicly accessible baby diaper changing station that is
    accessible to both men and women.
    This requirement is in addition to any accommodations that
may be made for individuals in accordance with any local,
State, or federal laws regarding access for persons with
disabilities and to existing fire, health, and safety codes or
standards.
    (c) Subsection (b) does not apply to the following:
        (1) An industrial building, nightclub, or bar that does
    not permit anyone who is under 18 years of age to enter the
    premises.
        (2) A restroom located in a health facility, if the
    restroom is intended for the use of one patient or resident
    at a time.
        (3) A renovation, if a local building permitting entity
    or building inspector determines that the installation of a
    baby diaper changing station is not feasible or would
    result in a failure to comply with applicable building
    standards governing the right of access for persons with
    disabilities. The permitting entity or building inspector
    may grant an exemption from the requirements of this
    subsection under those circumstances.
    (d) A public restroom that is open and accessible to the
public and includes a baby diaper changing station shall
include signage at or near the entrance to the baby changing
station indicating the location of the baby diaper changing
station.
    (e) This Section shall not be enforceable by a private
right of action.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020