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File #: Int 0154-2018    Version: * Name: Availability of gender neutral water closets in city owned or operated buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the availability of gender neutral water closets in city owned or operated buildings
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require a minimum number of water closets to be usable by persons of any sex in certain city owned or operated buildings.
Indexes: Council Operations
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 154, 2. Int. No. 154, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 154

By Council Member Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the availability of gender neutral water closets in city owned or operated buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-211 to read as follows:

§ 4-211 Water closets in city owned or operated buildings. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “covered public space” means any building, or part thereof, classified as an assembly, business or educational occupancy and under lease by the city for a term of no less than ten years or owned by the city.

b. Every covered public space shall make no less than one single-occupant toilet room available within such space for use by persons of any sex for every six water closets required by section 403.1 of the New York city plumbing code or where applicable by chapter 1 of title 27 of the code, except that a covered public space that is in existence on the effective date of the local law that added this section or that is included in construction documents submitted before such date to the department of buildings for approval need not comply with this subdivision until (i) January 1, 2024, (ii) such space or the building containing such space undergoes a substantial improvement as defined in section G201 of the New York city building code or (iii) such space undergoes work that involves adding a room with at least one water closet, whichever occurs earliest.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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