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Bill BL2019-95

An Ordinance to amend Title 16 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to require diaper changing facilities in certain public restrooms.

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:

M. Chapter 29 of the 2012 Edition of the International Building Code is hereby amended by adding Section 2902.7 and 2902.7.1.

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. The path of travel to the public facilities shall not pass through a stock room or similar room.

2902.7.1 Diaper changing stations in public facilities. Each floor of a structure with one or more public toilet facilities must include (1) within a family, assisted-use, or unisex bathroom, at least one diaper changing station per floor or (2) within a separate-sex restroom, at least one diaper changing station for each sex per floor.

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:

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, 403.7.1, and 403.7.2 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.

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.

403.7.2 Diaper changing stations in public facilities. Each floor of a structure with one or more public toilet facilities must include (1) within a family, assisted-use, or unisex bathroom, at least one diaper changing station per floor or (2) within a separate-sex bathroom, at least one diaper changing station for each sex per floor.

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

Sponsor(s)

Colby Sledge, Sharon Hurt, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzté Toombs, John Rutherford, Joy Styles, Emily Benedict, Erin Evans

Legislative History

IntroducedDecember 3, 2019

Passed First ReadingDecember 3, 2019

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee
Convention, Tourism, and Public Entertainment Facilities Committee

Passed Second ReadingDecember 17, 2019

Passed Third ReadingJanuary 7, 2020

ApprovedJanuary 8, 2020

By-

Mayor Cooper's signature

Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Metropolitan Clerk at 615-862-6770.

Last Modified: 01/13/2020 10:15 AM