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Full Text of SB0556  101st General Assembly



SB0556 EnrolledLRB101 04317 RLC 49325 b

1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Equitable Restrooms Act is amended by
5changing Section 20 and adding Section 25 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 35/20)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3751-20)
7    Sec. 20. Application. Except for Section 25, this This Act
8applies only to places of public accommodation that commence
9construction, or that commence alterations exceeding 50% of the
10entire place of public accommodation, after the effective date
11of this Act.
12(Source: P.A. 87-472.)
13    (410 ILCS 35/25 new)
14    Sec. 25. All-gender single-occupancy restrooms.
15    (a) In this Section:
16    "Place of public accommodation" has the same meaning
17provided in Section 5-101 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
18    "Single-occupancy restroom" means a fully enclosed room,
19with a locking mechanism controlled by the user, containing a
20sink, toilet stall, and no more than one urinal.
21    (b) This Section applies to any existing or future places
22of public accommodation or public buildings.



SB0556 Enrolled- 2 -LRB101 04317 RLC 49325 b

1    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every
2single-occupancy restroom in a place of public accommodation or
3public building shall be identified as all-gender and
4designated for use by no more than one person at a time or for
5family or assisted use. Each single-occupancy restroom shall be
6outfitted with exterior signage that marks the
7single-occupancy restroom as a restroom and does not indicate
8any specific gender.
9    (d) During any inspection of a place of public
10accommodation or public building by a health officer or health
11inspector, the health officer or health inspector may inspect
12the place of public accommodation or public building to
13determine whether it complies with this Section.
14    (e) The Department of Public Health shall adopt rules to
15implement this Section.
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
171, 2020.