102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Katie Stuart
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
410 ILCS 35/20
from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3751-20
410 ILCS 35/30 new
Amends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Provides that, notwithstanding
any other provision of law, any multiple-occupancy restroom may be
identified as an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom and designated for
use by any person of any gender. Requires that an all-gender
multiple-occupancy restroom must include specified signage, stall
dividers, and partitions for urinals. Provides that any multiple-occupancy
restroom may be converted into an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom.
Provides that, if a facility commences construction, or commences
alterations exceeding 50% of the facility, and implements an all-gender
multiple-occupancy restroom, the all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom
must satisfy or include specified requirements. Requires certain newly
constructed or previously existing restrooms to be designated as
all-gender multiple-occupancy restrooms. Provides that, where a person or
entity must meet female-to-male ratio requirements, each individual toilet
stall in an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom may be counted toward
the required number of either female or male toilet stalls. Provides that
during any inspection of a facility by a health officer, health inspector,
or building inspector, the health officer, health inspector, or building
inspector may inspect the facility to determine whether it complies with
the provisions. Requires the Department of Public Health to adopt rules to
implement the provisions. Defines "multiple-occupancy restroom". Makes
other changes. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Equitable Restrooms Act is amended by
changing Section 20 and by adding Section 30 as follows:
(410 ILCS 35/20)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3751-20)
, this Act applies only to places of public
that commence construction, or that commence alterations
exceeding 50% of the entire place of public accommodation,
effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-165, eff. 1-1-20
(410 ILCS 35/30 new)
All-gender multiple-occupancy restrooms.
(a) The purpose of this Section is to promote the privacy,
safety, and gender inclusivity of all Illinois residents and
visitors. This Section shall be liberally construed to carry
out this purpose.
(b) In this Section, "multiple-occupancy restroom" means a
fully-enclosed room designated as serving male or female users
and containing more than one toilet stall, at least one sink,
and any amount of urinals, including none.