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California lawmakers want to help men change baby diapers
Sacramento Bee ^ | April 29, 2014 | by Laurel Rosenhall

Posted on 04/29/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/29/2014 5:23:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two bills that aim to give men more access to diaper changing tables in public restrooms cleared a state Senate committee today.

Senate Bill 1358 by Sen. Lois Wank, D-Davis, would require restaurants, movie theaters, shopping centers and other public venues to provide diaper changing tables in the restrooms for both men and women. It would also require state and local government buildings that are being constructed or renovated to put diaper changing tables in the bathrooms for both sexes.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: nannystate

1 posted on 04/29/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And then they wonder why businesses flee this ridiculous state.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 5:20:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The guys who hold their wives purses at the malls will love this.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 5:21:19 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the important things.....


4 posted on 04/29/2014 5:22:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lois Wank wants to pass legislation requiring men to change baby diapers? No wonder America is in the sewer. The Wanker has too much free time on her hands.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 5:22:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The democrat war on men continues.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 5:22:37 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As usual, CA sense of priorities is nucking futs.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 5:25:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oh heck...who needs those things anyway...
8 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Changed my share at home during those years.

The government didn't have to pass a law.

God, I want out of Kaleephornya.

9 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:31 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Baby-changing stations have been in men’s rooms for the last twenty years.

I have never, EVER, seen one actually used -—not ONCE in twenty years!

This is a politically-correct liberal wet dream, nothing more.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:06 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Walmart California has had diaper changing platforms in men`s restrooms for 20 years


11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:39 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Senate Bill 1358 by Sen. Lois Wank, D-Davis,

It is actually Wolk, but I like the improvement.

12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:42 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: BenLurkin

Nice...Hank Hill calls the “ironing boards for babies”.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:33:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not necessary. In California, we can just self-identify as mothers, and go into the ladies room to change the babies.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:33:26 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hell, I’ve done it on the floor of a 747 from Europe when the plane wasn’t equipped with a changing table in the lavvy.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:33:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Michael.SF.

Typo ...


16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:36:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

nothing like government requirements to make the world a better place.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:38:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And a good one!

I actually thought the Bee made the error, not you. I assumed it was a cut and paste.

18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are these homo men who are adopting babies?


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:40:36 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

and don’t forget grocery shopping, that little foldout seat up there we keep squishables on, they don’t call it “the poop seat” for nothing...


20 posted on 04/29/2014 5:40:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So where do we go, to change Lois Wank’s diaper ?


21 posted on 04/29/2014 5:46:06 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
for both sexes

Damn! There's still an editor in the country who gets it.
Add "gender" to most misused word, almost, ever.

22 posted on 04/29/2014 5:49:03 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m so glad our solons are more concerned about this than the friggin’ drought.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 5:50:07 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pi$$ on the DPRK!


24 posted on 04/29/2014 5:52:42 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Plenty of businesses here in California already provide changing tables. Does this really need a law???


25 posted on 04/29/2014 5:54:23 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Walrus
Baby-changing stations have been in men’s rooms for the last twenty years.

Indeed they have, even in California.

But they haven't been lawfully mandated!

26 posted on 04/29/2014 5:55:30 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: null and void

That’s all lib lawmakers know how to do, i.e., make endless laws to create their “utopia” on earth.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s only money to the left, as a plumbing contractor in California, I have seen so many costly and stupid things just get created in the plumbing codes here, for no rational reason, and many of them have been opposed by the very plumbing industry that makes the profit from complying with the stupid rules, as the Sacramento/fed crowd were told that they didn’t really serve any useful purpose.

How about those stupid low urinals that all we men have to live with now?
“Any toilet or bathing room provided with urinals must have at least one that is low-mounted and with an elongated rim. It must project far enough from the wall to allow a person in a wheel-chair to get close enough to the rim before the Footrests of the wheelchair hit the wall under the fixture. Urinals that project less than 14 inches generally are not usable by someone using a wheelchair. Urinals with receptacles located in the floor are acceptable. Regardless of the type of Fixture, the flush mechanism must be mounted low enough so that it can be reached by a person seated in a wheelchair.”

Because if the situation that none of us have ever seen, ever arises, we couldn’t have the man do what the female in a wheelchair does, use the toilet, in the meanwhile, for the rest of eternity, all other men will be using a stupidly designed and inadequate urinal.

It is like the handicapped spaces in front of the ski store, they are just the most valuable space removed from function, forever, on the off chance that someday.........


28 posted on 04/29/2014 6:00:32 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now we know. Toyota left to avoid changing tables!


29 posted on 04/29/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (No $#@t there I was...)
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To: Signalman

I litterally can only smell celry and cigarettes. My wife claims a sensitive nose (she used to guess what I had for lunch when I came home from work).

I changed my daughter most of the time, and if there wasn’t a changing table, I could improvise, but elevated platform, careless parent (me), and active baby sounds dangerous (I can put the clip board for when the cleaned on the sink and trash can, but it’s wobbly).

That said...I would never put my baby down on ANY surface in a public men’s room. My buddies in high school used to piss on everything and spit into the hand dryer. 20 years later, I won’t use a hand dryer because of the highschool guys I saw spit or piss into the and dryer.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 7:11:15 PM PDT by NYFriend
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Laws such as this overburden businesses. I’ve seen a lot of changing tables in men’s rooms, usually larger ones or ones part of franchises or chains, without any law or rule so mandating. A business will try to have customer conveniences if it has the space or profit to support this.

Passing a law or rule makes it a burden and a new or small business may no be able to open or survive. Walmart was once one little store, what if it died instead of now employing so many people?


31 posted on 04/29/2014 8:09:24 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: Walrus
I totally agree. Never, not ONCE have I seen these changing tables used either.

Walter Williams wrote about that a long time ago, and I guess I never thought about it until then.

And yeah, I wouldn't use them either for my toddler. I can't imagine that they are ever cleaned.

I have seen the stickers on them vandalized to say: "Baby Hanging Station", though.

32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:42:34 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who the hell votes these idiots into office in CA?

They never do any legislation to reduce the deficit, provide for more employment or improve the infrastructure of highways, utilities, etc.

They spend all their legislative time, seemingly, thinking up stupid things to raise taxes, provide more welfare, encourage more illegals and more LBGTQs, add more constraints on normal citizens and more cockamamie ideas regarding global warming and plastic grocery bags.

Until the heavy Dem/Lib pockets of CA are split up or dissolved, it seems CA will continue in its death spiral.


33 posted on 04/30/2014 2:54:46 AM PDT by octex
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To: Signalman

The other day hubby and I were at a firefighter dinner. He was going to the car and asked if I needed anything. I said...well I would ask you to put my purse in the car but I know you would never do that. He just looked at me and took off. lol


34 posted on 04/30/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Walrus

I’m sure some single dads, or divorced dads who have their kids on a given day, use those changing tables, but it is very rare. When my wife and I are both out with our twins (under 2), 99% of the time she just changes both babies, and here’s why: When she and I “compare notes” on the layout of the men’s and women’s bathrooms, we find that the changing tables in most men’s rooms have too little elbow room and seem to be “just thrown in there to say we installed one.” Women are given a LOT more elbow room around THEIR changing tables.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 8:35:12 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
But doesn't your wife worry about how clean those tables could be? Think rotavirus.

Don't get me started on those McPlayland tunnels. Gross.

36 posted on 04/30/2014 9:53:05 AM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: boop

Don’t give her any ammo! I’m lovin’ it (= the fact that she usually changes the kids away from home).


37 posted on 04/30/2014 9:55:14 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Signalman

I guess you never traveled alone with a baby before.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 9:56:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Walrus

Twenty years ago, when the Disney MGM Studios were new, they had the tables in their mens rooms. I had never seen oone before. Apparently, neither had one Japanese tourist, who took a flash picture of it. You’ve never seen so many men zip up so fast in your life!


39 posted on 04/30/2014 4:32:06 PM PDT by ShasheMac (Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10)
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