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

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Date Published: 04/11/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 11, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 752


Introduced by Assembly Member Gabriel

February 19, 2019


An act to add Section 99174 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to public transit.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 752, as amended, 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 a multimodal transit station that has a public restroom and meets certain criteria, including that it has an enclosed waiting room of an unspecified size, or a transit station that is proposed to serve California’s high-speed rail system, that commences operations 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.

 Section 99174 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

99174.
 (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 private and that meets both of the following conditions:
(A) Includes, at a minimum, a chair and an electrical outlet.
(B) Is located outside of the confines of a public restroom.
(2) “Renovation” means the repurposing of more than 25 percent of the space in the transit station.
(3) “Transit “Multimodal transit station” means a rail or light-rail station, ferry terminal, bus hub, or bus transfer station, as defined in Section 65460.1 of the Government Code. station that meets all of the following criteria:
(A) 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.
(B) The rail station serves as a stop or transfer point for a bus, light rail, or commuter rail service.
(C) The rail station has an enclosed waiting room of no less than _____ square feet and includes a public restroom.
(b) A multimodal transit station station, or a transit station that is proposed to serve 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 the Streets and Highways Code), that has a public restroom and that commences operations or a renovation on or after January 1, 2021, shall include a lactation room.

SEC. 2.

 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.