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New York to require diaper changing stations in restrooms

Posted: 7:43 PM, Apr 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-05 23:43:57Z

Change is coming in New York state concerning public bathrooms.

Lawmakers have approved a provision as part of the state budget, that requires all new publicly accessible bathrooms statewide to have diaper changing stations.

The new rule will apply to men's and women's bathrooms and will cover any new or renovated restroom open to the public.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says it's part of the state's broader effort to make sure that even the youngest New Yorkers get the help they need. She says that as a mother, she'll never forget the stress of searching for a changing area when out in public with a baby.

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