Bill requiring more accessible bathrooms reintroduced to Michigan House of Representatives

Published: May. 24, 2023 at 12:48 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 6:29 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - State lawmakers reintroduced Liam’s Law to the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday.

The law would require public restrooms to have at least one accessible adult changing table for people with disabilities.

Jessica Gomez is the mother of an 8-year-old boy named Liam, who was born with several rare conditions that impact his cognitive understanding and prevent him from going to the bathroom on his own.

“During COVID, we were disinfecting and sanitizing everything all the time,” Gomez said. “When do we do that to a bathroom floor?”

Gomez is working with lawmakers in an effort to pass legislation that would require places with public restrooms to have changing tables for older children and adults.

In 2020, Michigan launched a grant program that helps public and private venues install adult-sized tables.

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