103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 1/31/2023, by Rep. Katie Stuart and Daniel Didech
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 when plumbing
fixtures in a facility must meet female-to-male ratio requirements, each
individual fixture in an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom may be
counted toward the required number of either female or male toilet stalls.
Provides that if a fixture is counted toward the minimum required fixtures
for females, that same fixture shall not also be counted toward the minimum
required fixtures for males, and if a fixture is counted toward the minimum
required fixtures for males, that same fixture shall not also be counted
toward the minimum required fixtures for females. 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". Contains
other provisions. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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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 by adding Section 30 as follows:
(410 ILCS 35/20)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3751-20)
, this Act applies only to places of public
that commence construction, or that commence alterations
exceeding 50% of the entire place of public accommodation,
effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-165, eff. 1-1-20
(410 ILCS 35/30 new)
All-gender multiple-occupancy restrooms.
(a) The purpose of this Section is to promote the privacy,
safety, and gender inclusivity of all Illinois residents and
visitors. This Section shall be liberally construed to carry
out this purpose.
(b) In this Section, "multiple-occupancy restroom" means a
room or suite of rooms containing at least one sink and at
least 2 sanitary fixtures, such as toilets or urinals,
intended for simultaneous use by 2 or more occupants.