Proposed bill mandates businesses install diaper-changing stations in restrooms

If a group of Democratic lawmakers get their way, more public and commercial buildings will be required to install diaper-changing stations in their restrooms, according to an article by the Associated Press.

State Reps. Jonathan Brostoff and David Crowley and State Sen. Chris Larson, all from Milwaukee, have introduced a bill that would require public and commercial buildings built or renovated after the bill becomes law to have diaper-changing stations in at least one men’s restroom and one women’s restroom. In addition, owners of commercial buildings with public restrooms would have to post signs identifying bathrooms with changing stations.

Brostoff, a new father, says he’s struck by how few businesses have changing stations and how many install them only in women’s restrooms.