HB1382 (2018) Detail

Repealing the requirement that restaurants provide separate bathrooms for each sex.


HB 1382 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2655

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1382

 

AN ACT repealing the requirement that restaurants provide separate bathrooms for each sex.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hynes, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill deletes the requirement that restaurants must provide separate bathrooms for each sex.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2655

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT repealing the requirement that restaurants provide separate bathrooms for each sex.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Toilet Facilities to be Provided for Restaurants.  Amend RSA 155:40, I to read as follows:

I.  All places where the business of serving food to the public is conducted shall be equipped with toilet and lavatory facilities convenient of access for the use of patrons.  [Separate toilet rooms for each sex shall be provided for patrons of any restaurant designed to seat 25 or more patrons at one time or for patrons of any food establishment where alcoholic beverages are served.]  The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall have the authority to waive the requirements of this section for such businesses having 5 or fewer seats, for good cause shown, provided the business is unable to comply with this section because it does not have toilet or lavatory facilities on the effective date of this section as amended, and can show that the requirements of this section would cause substantial hardship.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

Links

HB1382 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
May 2, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1382 Revision: 2131 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Docket


May 2, 2018: Pending Motion Ought to Pass; 05/02/2018; SJ 15


May 2, 2018: Sen. Innis Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15


May 2, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/02/2018; SC 19


April 10, 2018: Hearing: 04/10/2018, Room 100, SH, 01:45 pm; SC 16


March 13, 2018: Introduced 03/13/2018 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 7


March 8, 2018: Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 7


March 6, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 9


March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 6


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 20-0; CC)


Feb. 20, 2018: Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 302


Feb. 20, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/20/2018 09:00 AM LOB 305


Feb. 14, 2018: ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 02/14/2018 01:15 PM LOB 302


Feb. 7, 2018: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 02/07/2018 01:15 PM LOB 302


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 9