Note:  If any of your bathroom facilities are “single use” as defined by this bill, you will need to make sure you comply with signage requirements.

AB 1732 (Ting D) regarding single use bathrooms has been signed by Governor Brown.  We have followed the bill closely and remain neutral on the policy as we don’t normally like to see building code set in statute, but understand this is an issue that demands statewide attention.  Our members are ready and willing to assure our buildings comply.  The bill requires all single-user toilet facilities in any building to be designated as all-gender toilet facility. The bill authorizes inspectors, building officials, or other local officials responsible for code enforcement to inspect for compliance with these provisions during any inspection.  In plain English, if you have a bathroom that an individual can go into and lock the door, that restroom should not be designated as either an exclusively male or female restroom.  Under the current building codes, it would be deemed as a “unisex” bathroom.

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