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Bill BL2018-1124

An ordinance amending Chapter 16 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to amend adopted building codes regarding public bathroom facilities.

WHEREAS, the applicable codes for building standards are updated by international bodies on a periodic basis, and such updates are adopted by the Metropolitan Council into the Metropolitan Code of Laws in Chapter 16 as the governing standards for Davidson County, Tennessee; and,

WHEREAS, amendments to update these sections of Metropolitan Code of Laws § 16 is in the best interests of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. Chapter 16.08 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting subsection M of Section 16.08.012 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection M:

16.08.012 - Amendments to the International Building Code.

The following amendments, deletions or additions to the 2012 Edition of the International Building Code are adopted by reference as fully as though copied into said Dwelling Code and thereby made a part of the Dwelling Code.

M. Chapter 29 of the 2012 Edition of the International Building Code is hereby amended by adding Section 2902.7.

2902.7 Public facilities. Customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities in structures and tenant spaces intended for public utilization. Public toilet facilities shall be located not more than one story above or below the space required to be provided with public toilet facilities and the path of travel to such facilities shall not exceed a distance of 500 feet (152 m). The path of travel to the public facilities shall not pass through a stock room or similar room. Public toilet facilities shall include at least one (1) dispenser for toilet seat covers.

Section 2. Chapter 16.12 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting subsection N of Section 16.12.130 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection N:

16.12.130 - Amendments to the International Plumbing Code.

The following amendments, deletions or additions to the 2012 Edition of the International Plumbing Code are adopted by reference as fully as though copied into said Plumbing Code and thereby made a part of the Plumbing Code.

N. Section 403.7 and 403.7.1 of the 2012 Edition of the International Plumbing Code is hereby amended by adding new Section 403.7 and 403.7.1 as follows:

403.7 Public facilities. Customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities in structures and tenant spaces intended for public utilization. Public toilet facilities shall be located not more than one story above or below the space required to be provided with public toilet facilities and the path of travel to such facilities shall not exceed a distance of 500 feet (152 m). The path of travel to the public facilities shall not pass through a stock room or similar room. Public toilet facilities shall include at least one (1) dispenser for toilet seat covers.

403.7.1 Covered malls. In covered mall buildings, the path of travel to required toilet facilities shall not exceed a distance of 300 feet (91 440 mm). The required facilities shall be based on total gross square footage, and facilities shall be installed in each individual store or in central toilet areas located in accordance with this section. Restaurants other than food tenants in the food court shall have the required facilities installed within their tenant space. The maximum travel distance to the central toilet facilities in covered mall buildings shall be measured from the main entrance of any store or tenant space.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Sharon Hurt

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Legislative History

IntroducedMarch 20, 2018

Passed First ReadingMarch 20, 2018

Referred toCodes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee

Passed Second ReadingApril 3, 2018

Deferred Pursuant to Rule 29April 17, 2018

WithdrawnMay 1, 2018

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Last Modified: 05/04/2018 9:05 AM