New NYS Law For 2019: Dads Can Change Diapers Too
The New Year is bringing new laws to New York State. One of those laws will make it easier for Dads to change diapers.
The new law, passed in April 2018, requires new men's bathrooms to have diaper changing stations. This also includes old restrooms that are "significantly renovated".
The law also requires lactation rooms in state buildings that are open to the public. The policy is part of Governor Cuomo's 2018 Women's Agenda.
When the law was passed in April, Governor Cuomo said "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." 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."
Often, when changing stations are available, they're only in women's restrooms. This law will make is easier for men to find safe and clean places to change their children's diapers.