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File #: Int 0465-2018    Version: Name: Conducting education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: 12/1/2018 Law number: 2018/190
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to conducting education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would amend the administrative code by requiring that Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Commission on Human Rights conduct education and outreach 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. DOB 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 program and complaints and violations issued regarding non-compliance of the existing requirement.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Statement, 2. Summary of Int. No. 465, 3. Int. No. 465, 4. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 6/12/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/12/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/12/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 465-A - 10/25/18, 9. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Committee Report 10/31/18, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/31/18, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-18, 14. Int. No. 465-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 190, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2018
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Int. No. 465-A

 

By Council Members Dromm, Kallos, Rosenthal, Lander, Constantinides and Chin

 

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

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. By no later than December 31, 2019, an agency designated by the mayor, shall certify to the speaker of the council and the mayor that all buildings owned or leased by the city comply with sections 403.2.1 and 403.4 of the New York city plumbing code.

§ 2. Chapter 1 of title 8 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 8-133 to read as follows:

§ 8-133 Education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements. The commission on human rights, in conjunction with the department of buildings, shall conduct outreach to the public at large regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements, which shall, at a minimum, include educational materials to inform transgender and gender non-conforming individuals of a building owner’s required compliance with sections 403.2.1 and 403.4 of the New York city plumbing code and the violations and penalties that result from non-compliance with such sections. Such materials shall be available in the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101 and shall include a statement that any non-compliance with such sections may be reported to 311 and shall be posted on the commission’s website.

§ 3. Chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 28-103.32 to read as follows:

§ 28-103.32 Education and outreach regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements.  The department, in conjunction with (i) the mayor’s office of immigrant affairs, (ii) the commission on human rights, (iii) the department of consumer affairs, (iv) the department of health and mental hygiene, (v) the department of small business services, (vi) the department of citywide administrative services and (vii) any other office or agency designated by the mayor, shall conduct education and outreach to increase awareness of sections 403.2.1 and 403.4 of the New York city plumbing code, regarding single-occupant toilet room requirements. Such education and outreach shall be tailored to business owners, and shall, at a minimum, include educational materials concerning such single-occupant toilet room requirements and the related posting and signage requirements, including samples of acceptable signage.  Such materials and sample signage shall be available in the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101. Information concerning such requirements shall also be made available on the department’s website.

 

§ 4. Chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 28-103.32.1 to read as follows:

§ 28-103.32.1 Reporting. By no later than April 1, 2019, and annually thereafter until April 1, 2023, the commissioner of buildings shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the department’s website, a report on:

 

1.                      The education and outreach conducted as required by section 28-103.32 including a description of how such outreach was conducted and the number of business owners reached through the outreach;

 

2.                     The number of complaints related to sections 403.2.1 and 403.4 of the New York city plumbing code reported to 311, disaggregated by online complaints and phone complaints;

 

3.                     The number of violations issued as a result of such complaints;

 

4.                     The total amount of penalties imposed as a result of such violations for the immediately preceding year; and

 

5.                     Whether subsequent inspections were conducted by the department to ensure future compliance with such sections of the New York city plumbing code.

 

The reports required pursuant to this section shall remain permanently accessible on the department’s website.

 

                     § 5. Section one of this local law takes effect immediately. Sections two and three of this local law take effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings and the commissioner on human rights may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before its effective date. Section four of this local law takes effect immediately and is deemed repealed five years after it becomes law.

 

 

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