Customer access to restrooms; retail establishment required to allow customer to use, penalty. (HB1375)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Customer access to restrooms; civil penalty. Requires a retail establishment that has a toilet facility for its employees to allow a customer who suffers from Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or other medical condition that requires immediate access to a toilet facility, to use that facility during normal business hours if certain conditions are met. The measure does not apply to certain filling stations or service stations or to banks or savings institutions. The operator of a retail establishment that violates this requirement is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $100. A violation does not subject the retail establishment to further liability to the customer.    Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 12/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100736D
  • 12/10/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/07/2013 Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
  • 02/05/2013 Left in Courts of Justice

In the News

Law Would Help Virginians With Crohn’s Disease

January 10, 2013
Virginians suffering from Crohn’s disease or similar medical conditions would have the right to use a store’s employee restroom when they have an urgent need for a toilet, under a bill before the General Assembly.