update your restroom signs by march 2017
for gender neutral restrooms
In late 2016, a bill was signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown that, effective March 2017, all public single-occupancy restrooms in California must be available for all genders. In other words, they must be obviously gender neutral allowing anyone to use the facilities.
When signage clearly displays who the facilities are designed for, it prevents issues. When people are unsure of where the restroom is, having to bring this to the attention of retail employees by asking if they are able to use the restrooms can draw attention to themselves and cause unnecessary embarrassment. Bill AB1732 states that:
All single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use.
This new signage must be in place by March 1, 2017. For those businesses, retail or restuarant chains who are looking to update their restroom signage in California, AGRetail is the only signage company to contact, simply select the signs you are interested in below and complete the inquiry form to request further information and an estimate.