Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1082
       By Senator Book
       32-00084A-19                                          20191082__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to baby-changing tables; creating s.
    3         553.865, F.S.; defining terms; requiring the Florida
    4         Building Commission to incorporate into the Florida
    5         Building Code specified requirements and a certain
    6         exemption related to baby-changing tables; providing
    7         an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Section 553.865, Florida Statutes, is created to
   12  read:
   13         553.865 Baby-changing table requirements; incorporation
   14  into the Florida Building Code.—
   15         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   16         (a) “Baby-changing table” means a table or other device
   17  that is installed in a separate, designated location for the
   18  purpose of changing an infant’s or child’s diaper or clothing.
   19         (b) “Building” means any of the following:
   20         1.A theater.
   21         2. A sports arena or stadium.
   22         3. A convention center, auditorium, or exhibition hall.
   23         4. A public library.
   24         5. A passenger terminal.
   25         6. An amusement park in a permanent location.
   26         7. A restaurant with a seating capacity of at least 50
   27  persons, except when there is a baby-changing table within 300
   28  feet of the restaurant’s entrance.
   29         8. A shopping center or shopping mall larger than 25,000
   30  square feet.
   31         9. A retail store larger than 5,000 square feet.
   32         (2) Pursuant to s. 553.73(1), the commission shall adopt by
   33  rule a requirement that, except as provided in paragraph (3)(d),
   34  a baby-changing table be available in any building that is newly
   35  constructed or undergoes substantial renovation on or after
   36  October 1, 2019, and that has a restroom open to the public. As
   37  used in this subsection, the term “substantial renovation” means
   38  any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other
   39  improvement that involves more than 50 percent of the gross
   40  floor area occupied by the building and that includes structural
   41  changes to any existing public restroom.
   42         (3) The rules adopted by the commission pursuant to this
   43  section must require or provide at least all of the following:
   44         (a) On each floor that contains a restroom, the building
   45  must have at least one baby-changing table accessible to women
   46  and at least one baby-changing table accessible to men or at
   47  least one baby-changing table accessible to both women and men.
   48         (b) The building must have signage indicating the location
   49  of each baby-changing table.
   50         (c) For any building that has a central directory and
   51  multiple establishments, such as a shopping center or shopping
   52  mall, the directory must indicate the location of all baby
   53  changing tables on the premises.
   54         (d) An exemption for buildings when the cost of
   55  installation of the required baby-changing table would exceed 10
   56  percent of the total construction or renovation costs.
   57         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2019.