An Ohio lawmaker is calling on the state to require more places to have adult changing tables in restrooms.
State Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) wants to require large gathering spaces, such as stadiums and museums, to provide a changing table in their restrooms that can bear the weight of pre-teens to adults.
Lehner says the lack of these changing tables in public places limits where people with developmental disabilities can go.
"When a person, a child, with a disability can't go out because of the inability to take care of personal hygiene issues, their family can't go out either – mother, dad, brother and sisters," says Lehner.
The bill, SB249, would only apply to new construction and major renovations.
The measure has been introduced in the Senate twice before without passing.