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File #: 19-0385    Version: 0 Name: Gender-Inclusive Single-User Restrooms
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/15/2019
Enactment #: 19-265
Title: Gender-Inclusive Single-User Restrooms For the purpose of requiring that certain single-user restrooms in Baltimore City be made available to all individuals regardless of gender; requiring that certain single-user restrooms use gender-inclusive signage to identify the restroom; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Ryan Dorsey, Robert Stokes, Sr., Bill Henry, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Gender Inclusive Single-User Restrooms
Attachments: 1. 19-0385~1st Reader, 2. Finance 19-0385, 3. DGS 19-0385, 4. BCPSS 19-0385, 5. Law 19-0385, 6. Health 19-0385, 7. 19-0385~3rd Reader, 8. Complete Bill File 19-0385
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/17/20190 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/20190 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/20190 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/20190 Education and Youth Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to Baltimore City Public School System  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Human Resources  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of General Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20190 Education and Youth Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20190 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Gender-Inclusive Single-User Restrooms
For the purpose of requiring that certain single-user restrooms in Baltimore City be made available to all individuals regardless of gender; requiring that certain single-user restrooms use gender-inclusive signage to identify the restroom; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
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By adding
Article - Health
Section(s) 17-101 through 17-106, to be under the new title,
“Title 17. Public Restrooms”
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section(s) 40-14(e)(7) and 41-14(6)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:













Baltimore City Revised Code

Article - Health

Title 17. Public Restrooms

§ 17-101. Definitions.

(a) In general.

In this title, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(b) Gender-inclusive signage.

“Gender-inclusive signage” means a sign identifying a restroom that does not indicate a specific gender, such as “Restroom,” “Bathroom,” “Toilet,” or a symbol indicating the restroom’s availability for use by any individual regardless of gender.

(c) Place of publ...

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