HB 1312 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1312
SPONSORS: Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Rep. Massimilla, Graf. 1; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Richardson, Coos 4; Rep. Morrison, Rock. 9; Rep. Y. Thomas, Coos 3; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Carson, Dist 14
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill requires certain places of public accommodation to install and maintain at least one adult changing station for persons with a physical disability that is accessible to both men and women when the facility is open to the public.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
155:39-e Public Accommodations Constructed After January 1, 2020; Adult Changing Station for Persons with a Physical Disability.
I. This section applies to any new building or facility proposed to be constructed specifically as a place of public accommodation on or after January 1, 2020. This section also applies to any single renovation of an existing building or facility which is proposed to be constructed on or after January 1, 2025, if the cost of such renovation exceeds $10,000.
II. A person, private firm, organization, or corporation that owns or manages a commercial place of public accommodation subject to this section shall install and maintain at least one adult changing station for persons with a physical disability that is accessible to both men and women when the facility is open to the public.
III. A commercial place of public amusement with an enclosed restroom facility or other similar private facility with an adult changing table in use before January 1, 2025, shall be deemed to comply with this section.
IV. A facility shall ensure that the entrance to each adult changing station has conspicuous signage indicating the location of the station, and, if the facility has a central directory, shall ensure that the central directory indicates the location of the adult changing station.
V. For purposes of this section "adult changing station” means an adult changing table placed within an enclosed restroom facility or other similar private facility that is for use by persons with physical disabilities who need help with diapering.
VI. This section shall also be enforced by the building inspector as provided in RSA 676:11-13.
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1 P. 6|
|Jan. 16, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/16/2018 01:15 PM LOB 205|
|Jan. 25, 2018||Executive Session: 01/25/2018 LOB 205|
|Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 21-0; CC)|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 02/22/2018 (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 7 P. 10|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 13|
|Jan. 16, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 25, 2018||House||Exec Session|