Text: H.R.4534 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/27/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4534


To amend title 40, United States Code, to require that restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 2010

Mr. Kildee (for himself, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Lee of California, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Cleaver, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Peters, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Mrs. Capps, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Rangel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 40, United States Code, to require that restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Baby changing facilities in restrooms in public buildings.

(a) In general.—Chapter 33 of title 40, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating sections 3314, 3315, and 3316 as sections 3315, 3316, and 3317, respectively; and

(2) by inserting after section 3313 the following new section:

§ 3314. Baby changing facilities in restrooms

“(a) Additional Requirement for the Construction, Alteration, and Acquisition of Public Buildings.—Except as provided in subsection (b) and subject to any reasonable accommodations that may be made for individuals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.), a restroom in a public building shall be a family restroom or shall otherwise be equipped with baby changing facilities that the Administrator determines are physically safe, sanitary, and appropriate.

“(b) Exceptions.—The requirement under subsection (a) shall not apply to—

“(1) a restroom in a public building that is not available for public use; or

“(2) a restroom in a public building that contains clear and conspicuous signage indicating where a family restoom is located within the same section or corridor of such public building.

“(c) Definitions.—In this section:

“(1) The term ‘baby changing facility’ means a table or other device suitable for changing the diaper of a child age 3 or under.

“(2) The term ‘family restroom’ means a restroom that has been specifically equipped to accommodate use by men and women for the purpose of changing of the diaper of a child and aiding a child in the restroom.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The analysis for such chapter is amended by striking the items relating to sections 3314, 3315, and 3316 and inserting the following:


“3314. Baby changing facilities in restrooms.

“3315. Delegation.

“3316. Report to Congress.

“3317. Certain authority not affected. ”.

(c) Applicability.—The requirement under subsection (a) shall apply—

(1) in the case of a public building constructed, altered, or acquired by the Administrator of General Services on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this section, beginning on that date; and

(2) in the case of a public building not described in paragraph (1), beginning on the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this section.