MACo Opposes Costly Mandate to Install Changing Facilities

On January 14, 2021, MACo Policy Associate Drew Jabin submitted written testimony to the House Health and Government Operations Committee to oppose HB 321 – Public Buildings – Changing Facilities – Requirements. This bill would impose a mandate on local governments to install changing facilities in public bathrooms.

From the MACo Testimony:

As a rule, MACo resists state policies that result in costly or burdensome local implementation. HB 321 would implement a costly mandate for county governments to install changing facilities suitable for adults in public bathrooms. Under state law, counties have no choice but to support these costs—competing for limited local funds against school construction, public safety, roadway maintenance, and other essential public services.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2021 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.