House Agrees Dads Can Change Diapers, Too


SANTA FE – House Bill 106, Baby Changing Facilities in Men’s Rooms, passed on a 44-22 vote Friday evening. Sponsored by Rep. 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,” Romero said. “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.

House Bill 106 now moves on to the Senate for consideration.