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Full Text of HB3195  102nd General Assembly

HB3195 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB3195

 

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.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Equitable Restrooms Act is amended by
5changing Section 20 and by adding Section 30 as follows:
 
6    (410 ILCS 35/20)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3751-20)
7    Sec. 20. Application. Except for Sections Section 25 and
830, this Act applies only to places of public accommodation
9that commence construction, or that commence alterations
10exceeding 50% of the entire place of public accommodation,
11after the effective date of this Act.
12(Source: P.A. 101-165, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
13    (410 ILCS 35/30 new)
14    Sec. 30. All-gender multiple-occupancy restrooms.
15    (a) The purpose of this Section is to promote the privacy,
16safety, and gender inclusivity of all Illinois residents and
17visitors. This Section shall be liberally construed to carry
18out this purpose.
19    (b) In this Section, "multiple-occupancy restroom" means a
20fully-enclosed room designated as serving male or female users
21and containing more than one toilet stall, at least one sink,
22and any amount of urinals, including none.

 

 

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1    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any
2multiple-occupancy restroom may be identified as an all-gender
3multiple-occupancy restroom and designated for use by any
4person of any gender. An all-gender multiple-occupancy
5restroom must include the following:
6        (1) Inclusive signage that is prominently displayed at
7    the exterior of the multiple-occupancy restroom for all
8    who are entering the restroom, that does not indicate any
9    specific gender or ability, and that indicates any
10    component that is present in the multiple-occupancy
11    restroom that are required under this subsection or
12    subsection (e).
13        (2) Stall dividers equipped with a sturdy and
14    functioning locking mechanism controlled by the user and a
15    partition privacy cover or strip that ensures that no one
16    is able to see through the space between the stall divider
17    and door.
18        (3) Partitions for each urinal, if a urinal is
19    present.
20    (d) Any multiple-occupancy restroom may be converted into
21an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom. If a
22multiple-occupancy restroom is to be converted into an
23all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom and a
24multiple-occupancy restroom serving a different gender is
25located adjacent or in proximity to the all-gender
26multiple-occupancy restroom, then both multiple-occupancy

 

 

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1restrooms must be converted into all-gender multiple-occupancy
2restrooms.
3    (e) If a facility commences construction, or commences
4alterations exceeding 50% of the facility, and implements an
5all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom, the all-gender
6multiple-occupancy restroom must, in addition to the
7requirements of subsection (c):
8        (1) satisfy all accessibility requirements set forth
9    by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as
10    amended;
11        (2) include a small trash receptacle with a cover in
12    each toilet stall;
13        (3) include at least one vending device of
14    menstruation supplies; and
15        (4) include at least one baby diaper changing station.
16    (f) If an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom is newly
17constructed, a newly constructed or previously existing
18restroom located adjacent or in proximity to the newly
19constructed all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom must also
20be designated as an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom.
21    (g) When a person or entity must meet female-to-male ratio
22requirements, including, but not limited to, the requirements
23under Section 15, each individual toilet stall in an
24all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom may be counted toward
25the required number of either female or male toilet stalls.
26The management of the location in which the all-gender

 

 

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1multiple-occupancy restroom is located may choose whether each
2toilet stall counts toward the required number of female or
3male toilet stalls.
4    This subsection shall not be construed to allow any
5violation of female-to-male ratio requirements set forth by
6this Act.
7    (h) During any inspection of a facility by a health
8officer, health inspector, or building inspector, the health
9officer, health inspector, or building inspector may inspect
10the facility to determine whether it complies with this
11Section, if it is required to do so.
12    (i) The Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to
13implement this Section.
 
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.