House Agrees: Dads Can Change Diapers Too
House Bill 106 Passes House and Moves on to the Senate
Santa Fe, N.M. – Tonight on the House floor, House Bill 106, Baby Changing Facilities in Men’s Rooms, passed on a 44-22 vote. Sponsored by Representative Andrés Romero (D-Albuquerque), the bill would require that all new construction or major renovations of restrooms in public places include baby changing stations in both the women’s and men’s bathrooms.
“It’s about time we recognize the role that both parents play in raising children,” said Representative Romero. “I’m glad we are one step closer for mothers and fathers to both have a safe, designated space to change their babies.”
House Bill 106 does not apply to restrooms that are not accessible or available to the public, or to restrooms with signage directing the public to another restroom.