New Year, New Laws in New York: Diaper Changing Stations in Men's Bathrooms
ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Dads, soon you won't have to balance your baby on the sink to change that messy diaper.
Legislation, passed back in April of 2018, requires all new bathrooms to include a diaper changing station in men's bathrooms.
The legislation also requires lactation rooms in state buildings that are open to the public.
"New York proudly leads the nation in fighting for the rights of working parents, and by ensuring access to these amenities, we will help ensure all New Yorkers can give their children the care they need at this critical stage of their lives," Governor Cuomo said back in April. "This legislation supports our efforts to make New York the nation's model for working parents, and helps make it a stronger, fairer and more equal state for all."
The legislation goes into effect in the new year and was included in the budget for 2019. It also affects men's bathrooms that are "substantially renovated".