Restroom Access Act; created. (SB548)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Customer access to restrooms; civil penalty.  Requires a retail establishment that has a toilet facility for its employees to allow a customer to use that facility during normal business hours if the following conditions are met: (1) the customer requesting the use of the employee toilet facility suffers from an eligible medical condition or utilizes an ostomy device; (2) three or more employees of the retail establishment are working at the time the request is made; (3) the retail establishment does not normally make a restroom available to the public; (4) the employee toilet facility is not located in an area where providing access would create an obvious health or safety risk to the customer; and (5) a public restroom is not immediately accessible to the customer. The bill also provides that a retail establishment is not required to make any physical changes to an employee toilet facility. The operator of a retail establishment that violates this requirement is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $100. A violation of this act does not subject the retail establishment to further liability to the customer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102030D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2010Left in Commerce and Labor