Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-17-2018 by Ord. No. 2917-18]
A. 
All single-occupancy restrooms in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, and Township-owned building or facility shall be designated as all-gender for individual, family, or assisted use. This includes single-occupancy restrooms intended for use by Township employees or employees of a business or public accommodation.
B. 
Existing business establishments, places of public accommodation, and Township facilities subject to this section shall have 60 days from the effective date of this article to comply by replacing existing gender-specific signage on the exterior of covered facilities with signs that do not indicate a specific gender (such as signs that read "restroom"). New businesses, places of public accommodation, and Township facilities shall be in compliance with this section immediately upon opening to the public.
C. 
During any inspection of a business or a place of public accommodation by an inspector, building official, or other local official responsible for code enforcement, the inspector or official may inspect for compliance with this section.
D. 
For the purposes of this section, "single-occupancy facility" and "single-occupancy restroom" mean a toilet facility with only one toilet in the facility, or a toilet and one urinal without a privacy stall separating the two with a locking mechanism controlled by the user on the door to enter the single-occupancy facility.
If any section, paragraph, subparagraph, clause or provision of this article shall be adjudged invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the specific section, paragraph, subparagraph, clause or provision so adjudged, and the remainder of the article shall be deemed valid and effective.