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Yes…that is right…we have a new bathroom bill. Like we don’t have enough regulations to comply with. Effective March 1, 2017, A.B. 1732, codified in the California Health and Safety Code, requires all businesses with a single-user bathroom to buy new signage designating the bathroom for use by all genders. Even if an establishment has two separate bathrooms, one for men and one for women, effective March 1, 2017 each bathroom must be designated for use by all genders. Under the new legislation, a "single-user toilet facility" is defined as a bathroom with "no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user."
California businesses should pick up the signage at their earliest convenience as the county health inspectors, building inspectors and fire department will be allowed to issue a citation.
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