Florida Senate - 2019 SB 1082 By Senator Book 32-00084A-19 20191082__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to baby-changing tables; creating s. 3 553.865, F.S.; defining terms; requiring the Florida 4 Building Commission to incorporate into the Florida 5 Building Code specified requirements and a certain 6 exemption related to baby-changing tables; providing 7 an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Section 553.865, Florida Statutes, is created to 12 read: 13 553.865 Baby-changing table requirements; incorporation 14 into the Florida Building Code.— 15 (1) As used in this section, the term: 16 (a) “Baby-changing table” means a table or other device 17 that is installed in a separate, designated location for the 18 purpose of changing an infant’s or child’s diaper or clothing. 19 (b) “Building” means any of the following: 20 1. A theater. 21 2. A sports arena or stadium. 22 3. A convention center, auditorium, or exhibition hall. 23 4. A public library. 24 5. A passenger terminal. 25 6. An amusement park in a permanent location. 26 7. A restaurant with a seating capacity of at least 50 27 persons, except when there is a baby-changing table within 300 28 feet of the restaurant’s entrance. 29 8. A shopping center or shopping mall larger than 25,000 30 square feet. 31 9. A retail store larger than 5,000 square feet. 32 (2) Pursuant to s. 553.73(1), the commission shall adopt by 33 rule a requirement that, except as provided in paragraph (3)(d), 34 a baby-changing table be available in any building that is newly 35 constructed or undergoes substantial renovation on or after 36 October 1, 2019, and that has a restroom open to the public. As 37 used in this subsection, the term “substantial renovation” means 38 any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other 39 improvement that involves more than 50 percent of the gross 40 floor area occupied by the building and that includes structural 41 changes to any existing public restroom. 42 (3) The rules adopted by the commission pursuant to this 43 section must require or provide at least all of the following: 44 (a) On each floor that contains a restroom, the building 45 must have at least one baby-changing table accessible to women 46 and at least one baby-changing table accessible to men or at 47 least one baby-changing table accessible to both women and men. 48 (b) The building must have signage indicating the location 49 of each baby-changing table. 50 (c) For any building that has a central directory and 51 multiple establishments, such as a shopping center or shopping 52 mall, the directory must indicate the location of all baby 53 changing tables on the premises. 54 (d) An exemption for buildings when the cost of 55 installation of the required baby-changing table would exceed 10 56 percent of the total construction or renovation costs. 57 Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.