This bill would permit the public to have access to certain bathrooms in non-public areas of agency offices and buildings when there is no usable public bathroom in a nearby customer service area.
Int. No. 742
By Council Members Barron, Espinal and Brannan
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to access to bathrooms in non-public areas of agency offices and buildings
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 4-211, to read as follows:
§ 4-211 Access to bathrooms in non-public areas. Agencies shall allow members of the public access and use of toilet rooms in non-public areas of agency offices or buildings when there is no usable toilet room in a publicly accessible portion of such office or building that is used for customer service interactions, provided that agencies may limit such access by requiring that the member of the public be escorted by an agency employee to and from such toilet room in a non-public area and further provided that agencies may deny such access for areas with a significant security concern.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.