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AB-752 Public transit: transit stations: lactation rooms.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 10/09/2019 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 752
CHAPTER 616

An act to add Section 99176 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to public transit.

[ Approved by Governor  October 08, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 08, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 752, Gabriel. Public transit: transit stations: lactation rooms.
Existing law requires the airport manager of an airport operated by a city, county, city and county, or airport district that conducts commercial operations and that has more than one million enplanements a year, or upon new terminal construction or the replacement, expansion, or renovation of an existing terminal, to provide a room or other location at each airport terminal behind the airport security screening area for members of the public to express breast milk in private.
Existing law imposes various requirements on transit operators and on buildings open to the public.
This bill would require specific multimodal transit stations, and multimodal transit stations that meet certain criteria, that begin construction or a renovation on or after January 1, 2021, to include a lactation room. To the extent the bill imposes additional duties on a local agency, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage transit stations in California to provide accommodations to lactating women to express breast milk in private and secure locations.

SEC. 2.

 Section 99176 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

99176.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Lactation room” means a room or other location open to members of the public to express breast milk in a private and secure location that meets both of the following conditions:
(A) Includes, at a minimum, a chair, an electrical outlet, and a shelf, table, or other surface other than the floor upon which equipment used to express breast milk can be placed.
(B) Is located outside of the confines of a public restroom.
(2) “Renovation” means the reconstruction of more than 25 percent of the space in the indoor area of a multimodal transit station, exclusive of train platforms, walkways, and track areas.
(3) “Multimodal transit station” means the following rail stations:
(A) Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center in the City of Anaheim.
(B) Bakersfield Station in the City of Bakersfield.
(C) Jack London Square Station in the City of Oakland.
(D) Los Angeles Union Station in the City of Los Angeles.
(E) Robert J. Cabral Station in the City of Stockton.
(F) Sacramento Valley Station in the City of Sacramento.
(G) Salesforce Transit Center in the City of San Francisco.
(H) San Jose Diridon Station in the City of San Jose.
(I) Santa Fe Depot in the City of San Diego.
(J) Santa Fe Passenger Depot in the City of Fresno.
(K) A rail station that meets all of the following criteria:
(i) The rail station supports the operation of an intercity rail service established pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 14070) of Chapter 1 of Part 5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, or the rail station is, or is planned to be, served by California’s high-speed rail system pursuant to the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century (Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 2704) of Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code).
(ii) The rail station serves as a stop or transfer point between intercity rail or high-speed rail and local or regional rail or bus service.
(iii) The rail station has a publicly accessible indoor area of no less than 5,000 square feet and includes a public restroom.
(iv) The rail station has staff onsite during hours of operation.
(b) A multimodal transit station that begins construction or renovation on or after January 1, 2021, shall include a lactation room.

SEC. 3.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.