Alabama Privacy Act (SB 1)

This law was last updated on May 26, 2017


This law is Anti–LGBTQ

State

Alabama

Number

SB 1

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 7, 2017

Topics

Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Religious Imposition

Full Bill Text

alisondb.legislature.state.al.us

SB 1 would require any person or entity that makes restroom, bathroom, or changing facilities available to the public to do so in a manner that ensures the privacy of each individual making use of the restroom, bathroom, or changing facilities.

Such a requirement may be satisfied by providing any of the following:

  • Restroom, bathroom, or changing facilities that are designed to be used by one person at a time;
  • Restroom, bathroom, or changing facilities that are designed to be used by multiple persons of the same gender; or
  • Restroom, bathroom, or changing facilities that are designed to be used by multiple persons at once, irrespective of their gender, that are staffed by an attendant stationed at the door of each restroom to monitor the appropriate use of the restroom and answer any questions or concerns posed by users.

If a person or entity that provides such facilities fails to satisfy the requirements of this provision they may be fined at least $2,000 for the first violation and at least $3,500 for each additional violation.

Additionally, any violation of this act may create a private cause of action in the person or entity aggrieved for civil relief in the courts of Alabama.


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