Democrats want more diaper-changing stations

November 26, 2019 GMT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers want more diaper-changing stations in Wisconsin.

Reps. Jonathan Brostoff and David Crowley along with Sen. Chris Larson 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 every restroom. Owners of commercial buildings with public restrooms would have to post signs identifying bathrooms with changing stations.

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

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Aides for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald didn’t immediately respond to emails inquiring about Republican support for the proposal.