2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
June 7, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Quinn,
Shankland, Sortwell, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stubbs and Tusler, cosponsored by
Senators Petrowski, Bewley and Olsen. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to renumber and amend
101.128; and to create
101.128 (title) and 2
101.128 (2m) of the statutes; relating to: use of certain public building
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides that, if the water closet compartments of a restroom in a
building that is subject to the Commercial Building Code have full-height walls and
doors, and the restroom's lavatories are located outside the water closet
compartments, the restroom may be designated for use by both sexes.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
101.128 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
101.128 of the statutes is renumbered 101.128 (1m), and 101.128 7
(1m) (a) (intro.), (b) (title) and 2., (c) 1. (intro.) and 2. and (d) 1. (intro.) and 2., as 8
renumbered, are amended to read:
(intro.) In this section subsection
(b) (title) Restroom requirements Requirements.
2. `Standards.' The department shall promulgate rules that establish 4
standards that the owner of a facility where the public congregates shall meet to 5
achieve the equal speed of access required under par. (a) subd. 1
(c) 1. `Exemptions established.' (intro.) This section subsection
does not apply 7
to any of the following:
2. Mixed-use facilities.
If a facility where the public congregates contains a 9
hotel, restaurant or school, the requirements of this section subsection
shall apply 10
only to the portion of the facility where the public congregates that is not part of the 11
hotel, restaurant or school.
(d) 1. `Six months after rules promulgated.' (intro.) This section subsection 13
applies to any facility where the public congregates at which the following events 14
begin on or after the first day of the 7th month beginning after the department 15
promulgates rules under this section subsection
2. `Renovations or additions.' In any existing facility where the public 17
congregates to which this section subsection
applies under par. (a) 3. to 5. subd. 1.
18c. to e.
, the requirements of this section
apply only to the renovated 19
portion of the facility or to the structural or land addition of the facility.
101.128 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
101.128 (2m) Lavatory location.
If the water closet compartments of a 22
restroom in a public building or place of employment have full-height walls and 23
full-height doors, and the lavatories in the restroom are located outside the water 24
closet compartments, the restroom may be designated for use by both sexes.