Bill Details - HB520 (2019)

HB 520 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0255

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 520

 

AN ACT relative to availability of diaper changing stations in public restrooms.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Fenton, Ches. 8; Rep. Gourgue, Straf. 25; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. Von Plinsky, Ches. 7; Rep. Kanzler, Carr. 2; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16; Rep. Wilhelm, Hills. 42; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires certain places of public accommodation to install and maintain at least one diaper changing station that is accessible to all genders 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0255

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to availability of diaper changing stations in public restrooms.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Places of Public Accommodation; Diaper Changing Station Required.  Amend RSA 155 by inserting after section 39-d the following new section:

155:39-e  Public Accommodations Constructed After January 1, 2021; Diaper Changing Stations.  

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, 2021.  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 $30,000.

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 diaper changing station that is accessible to all genders when the facility is open to the public.

III.  A facility shall ensure that the entrance to each diaper 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 diaper changing station.

IV.  For purposes of this section "diaper changing station” means a table or other device suitable for changing the diaper of a child 3 years of age or younger.

V.  This section shall also be enforced by the building inspector as provided in RSA 676:11-13.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 18
March 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/06/2019 10:30 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0952h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 16 P. 19
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0952h (Vote 12-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0952h: AA DV 196-139 03/19/2019
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0952h: MA RC 206-142 03/19/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 6, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB520 Revision: 4786 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 11:59 a.m.