Gender Neutral Access to Diaper Changing Stations Amendments

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Deena Estrada
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Gender Neutral Access to Diaper Changing Stations Amendments

Post by Deena Estrada » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:43 pm

On behalf of Council Member Ellis:

Colleagues,
Item #8 on next week’s agenda is bringing forward regulations regarding gender neutral access to diaper changing stations. I have two amendments to the posted ordinance that I have discussed and approved with the Law Department and co-sponsors to the original resolution, Mayor Adler and Council Member Harper-Madison. The amendments are as follows:

1:
4-16-22 Diaper Changing Station Required
(A) Except as provided in Subsection (C), each floor of a structure with one or more public restrooms must include the number of compliant diaper changing stations described below:
(1) if the diaper changing station is installed within a gender neutral restroom, at least one diaper changing station shall be provided per floor; or
(2) if the diaper changing station is installed within a gender specific restroom, at least one diaper changing station shall be provided for each gender per floor.

2:
(C) For existing facilities, the building official may modify or waive…

I am also attaching a redlined version for your convenience. If there is support for the changes expressed here on the message board, staff will draft a revised ordinance for us to consider at our November 14th meeting. Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 53524.docx

Paige
Chief of Staff