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File #: Int 1660-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring DOB to conduct education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 7/20/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of buildings to conduct education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would amend the administrative code by requiring the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) commissioner to establish and implement an education and outreach program to increase awareness of the existing requirement that single-occupant toilet rooms be available for use by persons of any gender, as well as the related posting and signage requirements for such toilet rooms. Such program must include, at a minimum: (1) educational materials available to owners required to comply with the requirements and on DOB’s website in English and the six languages most commonly spoken by limited English proficient individuals in the City; and (2) linguistically and culturally competent outreach tailored to such owners. The DOB commissioner must seek the cooperation of certain other City agencies. The commissioner would also be required to submit to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council, and post on DOB’s website, an annual report on the implementation and efficacy of the program.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1660, 2. Int. No. 1660

Int. No. 1660

 

By Council Members Dromm, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of buildings to conduct education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 28-103.27 to read as follows:

                     § 28-103.27 Education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements. a. The commissioner shall establish and implement an education and outreach program to increase awareness of the single-occupant toilet room requirements, as set forth in section 403.2.1 of the New York city plumbing code, and the related posting and signage requirements, as set forth in section 403.4 of the New York city plumbing code. Such education and outreach program shall at a minimum include:

1. Educational materials concerning the single-occupant toilet room requirements and the related posting and signage requirements, including samples of acceptable signage, which shall be made available to owners required to comply with such requirements and on the department’s website in English and the six languages most commonly spoken by limited English proficient individuals in the city as determined by the department of city planning; and

2. Linguistically and culturally competent outreach tailored to owners required to comply with the single-occupant toilet room requirements and the related posting and signage requirements.

b. In establishing and implementing the education and outreach program required by subdivision a of this section, the commissioner shall seek the cooperation of the mayor’s office of immigrant affairs, the department of consumer affairs, the department of health and mental hygiene and the department of small business services.

c. No later than September 1, 2018, and no later than every September 1 thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the department’s website, a report on the implementation and efficacy of the education and outreach program required by subdivision a of this section. The reports required pursuant to this section shall remain permanently accessible on the department’s website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

MHL

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7/11/17 4:19 p.m.