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Universal Changing Table Bill Heads To Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

A group of mothers, who have adolescent children with disabilities, have been trying to push legislation that would require public entities in Arizona to install at least one adult changing table.

On Wednesday, House Bill 2113 gained final passage and is headed to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.

Marianne Scott is one of the mothers behind this effort.

"This has been a long journey from the beginning from people telling us there’s no way this will ever happen to today. It’s a day for celebration. It’s a celebration to be heard for people to say my daughter, Macyee, matters" she said.

The bill was originally sponsored by Rep. Richard Andrade, D-Glendale.

The bill nearly died when House Rules Chairman Rep. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale chose not to hear it. The measure was later brought back with a strike-all amendment.

KJZZ senior field correspondent Kathy Ritchie has 20 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and local media outlets — nearly a decade of it has been spent in public media.