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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 adding Section 25 as follows:
(410 ILCS 35/20)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3751-20)
Except for Section 25, this
applies only to places of public
accommodation that commence
construction, or that commence alterations
exceeding 50% of the
entire place of public accommodation, after the
of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-472.)
(410 ILCS 35/25 new)
All-gender single-occupancy restrooms.
(a) In this Section:
"Place of public accommodation" has the same meaning
provided in Section 5-101 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
"Single-occupancy restroom" means a fully enclosed room,
with a locking mechanism controlled by the user, containing a
sink, toilet stall, and no more than one urinal.
(b) This Section applies to any existing or future places
of public accommodation or public buildings.
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(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every
single-occupancy restroom in a place of public accommodation or
public building shall be identified as all-gender and
designated for use by no more than one person at a time or for
family or assisted use. Each single-occupancy restroom shall be
outfitted with exterior signage that marks the
single-occupancy restroom as a restroom and does not indicate
any specific gender.
(d) During any inspection of a place of public
accommodation or public building by a health officer or health
inspector, the health officer or health inspector may inspect
the place of public accommodation or public building to
determine whether it complies with this Section.
(e) The Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to
implement this Section.
This Act takes effect January