Illinois starts adapting for Equitable Restroom Act

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MOLINE — Local governments and businesses have started adapting for the amended Equitable Restroom Act.

The act added a requirement for single-occupancy public restrooms to be gender neutral in 2019. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed it in to law in July 2019.

WQAD, an ABC affiliate in Moline, reported on Monday that about 30 maintenance workers were updating signage at City Hall, police and fire departments, and the local library.

It applies to existing and future buildings and state health inspectors will make sure businesses comply. The TV station said that a “single-occupancy restroom” means a fully enclosed room, with a locking mechanism controlled by the user, containing a sink, toilet stall, and no more than one urinal.”

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