Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1106
       By Senator Baxley
       12-00659-20                                           20201106__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to universal changing places; creating
    3         s. 553.5145, F.S.; defining terms; requiring certain
    4         entities to install and maintain at least one
    5         universal changing place at specified locations;
    6         specifying requirements for a universal changing
    7         place; providing applicability; providing an effective
    8         date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 553.5145, Florida Statutes, is created
   13  to read:
   14         553.5145 Universal changing place.—
   15         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   16         (a)“Physical disability” means a condition of physical
   17  incapacitation due to a developmental disability, organic brain
   18  damage, or mental illness, or one or more physical or mental
   19  limitations that restrict a person’s ability to perform the
   20  normal activities of daily living.
   21         (b)“Place of public accommodation” has the same meaning as
   22  in section 106.5 of the Florida Accessibility Code for Building
   23  Construction.
   24         (c) “Professional office of a health care provider” has the
   25  same meaning as in section 106.5 of the Florida Accessibility
   26  Code for Building Construction.
   27         (d)“Public building or facility” has the same meaning as
   28  in section 106.5 of the Florida Accessibility Code for Building
   29  Construction.
   30         (e) “Universal changing place” means an enclosed family or
   31  assisted-use toilet facility containing a powered, height
   32  adjustable adult changing table that is either floor or wall
   33  mounted with a safety rail and that can be used by a person of
   34  either sex, with his or her care provider, if applicable, for
   35  personal hygiene purposes.
   36         (2) A person, private firm, organization, corporation, or
   37  state or local government that operates a place of public
   38  accommodation or public building or facility shall install and
   39  maintain at least one universal changing place at each of the
   40  following locations in a family restroom facility for persons of
   41  either sex who have a physical disability:
   42         (a) Places of exhibition or entertainment, which include
   43  movie theaters, theaters, concert halls, sports arenas, and
   44  stadiums.
   45         (b) Shopping centers, shopping malls, or stores of at least
   46  40,000 square feet.
   47         (c) Places of public display or collection, which include
   48  museums, libraries, and galleries.
   49         (d) Places of recreation, which include parks, zoos, and
   50  amusement parks.
   51         (e) Places of education, which include elementary,
   52  secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate private or public
   53  schools.
   54         (f) Social service centers, which include senior centers
   55  and homeless shelters.
   56         (g) Public buildings or facilities, which include any state
   57  or local government buildings, rest areas, and state parks.
   58         (h) Stations used for public transportation, which include
   59  airport terminals, depots, and bus stations.
   60         (i) Professional offices of health care providers, which
   61  include hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
   62         (3)(a) The universal changing place must measure at least 8
   63  feet by 10 feet, with adequate space for a wheelchair to
   64  maneuver; be equipped with a powered, height-adjustable adult
   65  changing table, a waste receptacle, a toilet, a lavatory, a soap
   66  dispenser, and a paper towel dispenser; and comply with current
   67  accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities
   68  Act.
   69         (b) The powered, height-adjustable adult changing table in
   70  the universal changing place must:
   71         1. Be able to lower to a height of no more than 8 inches
   72  and raise to a height of no less than 34 inches;
   73         2. Be at least 25 inches in width by 72 inches in length;
   74  and
   75         3. Support at least 350 pounds.
   76         (c) The entrance to each universal changing place in the
   77  family restroom facility must have accessible signage indicating
   78  the location of the changing place. If a place of public
   79  accommodation or public building or facility has a central
   80  directory, the owner must ensure that the central directory
   81  indicates the location of the universal changing place.
   82         (4) This section applies to any place of public
   83  accommodation or public building or facility that is open to the
   84  public and is either:
   85         (a) Built on or after January 1, 2021.
   86         (b) An existing place of public accommodation or public
   87  building or facility that applies for a building permit on or
   88  after January 1, 2021, for a renovation of a main facility, not
   89  including a parking garage, estimated to cost $15,000 or more.
   90         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.