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File #: 160811    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/22/2016 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/1/2016
Title: Amending Chapter 16-300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Maintenance and Supervision," by adding a new section requiring that all City buildings and facilities with bathrooms open to the public have baby diaper changing stations; and requiring the installation of diaper changing stations in connection with capital projects; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: BABY DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS
Code sections: 16-300 - Maintenance and Supervision
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16081100.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/20/20160 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/1/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
11/17/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/17/20160 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
11/17/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
9/22/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 16-300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Maintenance and Supervision," by adding a new section requiring that all City buildings and facilities with bathrooms open to the public have baby diaper changing stations; and requiring the installation of diaper changing stations in connection with capital projects; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 16-300 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 16-300. MAINTENANCE AND SUPERVISION.

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ยง16-308. Baby Diaper Changing Stations in City Buildings and Facilities.

(1) Definitions.

(a) Diaper changing station. An affixed station or table specifically designed for use to change a baby or young child's diaper equipped with safety straps or other appropriate means to secure the child.

(2) Provision of Diaper Changing Stations in City-Owned Buildings Open to the Public.

(a) Safe and sanitary diaper changing stations should be made available to any person, regardless of gender, in City-owned buildings and facilities, including but not limited to administrative buildings, recreation centers, senior centers, and pools that have restrooms generally open to the public.

(b) Appropriate signage shall identify the location of all such diaper changing stations.

(3) Installation of Diaper Changing Stations in Connection With Capital Projects.

(a) Diaper changing stations shall be installed or maintained in connection with every Major Renovation or New Construction project that involves the Expenditure of Primarily City Capital Dollars, as those phrases are defined in Section 17-111 of this Code ("Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design in Construction of Buildings"), at a ratio of at least one station per three bathrooms, provided that at least one station is available in each building to any person, regardless of gender.
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