House File 492 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 492 BY COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION (SUCCESSOR TO HF 33) (COMPANION TO SF 38 BY ZAUN) A BILL FOR An Act requiring the installation and maintenance of adult 1 changing stations at highway rest areas. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1178HV (1) 89 th/rn
H.F. 492 Section 1. Section 306C.21, Code 2021, is amended to read 1 as follows: 2 306C.21 Information Rest areas —— information centers and 3 rest areas adult changing stations . 4 1. The department may establish or enter into agreements 5 with private persons, firms, or corporations for the 6 establishment of information centers in rest areas on the 7 interstate, freeway primary, and primary highways, subject 8 to the approval of the appropriate authority of the federal 9 government. After January 1, 1997, private persons, firms, or 10 corporations entering into an agreement with the department 11 under this section shall not develop, establish, or own any 12 commercial business located on land adjacent to the rest area 13 which is subject to the agreement. 14 2. An interstate rest area shall be located entirely on 15 the interstate right-of-way, including , but not limited to , 16 all entrance and exit ramps, all rest area buildings including 17 information centers, and all parking facilities. Department 18 money and resources shall not be used for any other type of 19 interstate rest area. Whenever an interstate rest area is 20 reconstructed, the area available for parking shall be equal 21 to or more greater than the area available for parking prior 22 to the reconstruction. 23 3. The department shall install and maintain adult changing 24 stations in facilities at certain rest areas throughout the 25 state as determined by the department. For purposes of this 26 subsection, “adult changing station” means an adult changing 27 table placed within an enclosed restroom facility or other 28 similar facility that is for use by persons with disabilities 29 who need assistance with diapering. This subsection is 30 repealed July 1, 2026. 31 EXPLANATION 32 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 33 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 34 This bill requires the department of transportation (DOT) to 35 -1- LSB 1178HV (1) 89 th/rn 1/ 2
H.F. 492 install and maintain adult changing stations in facilities at 1 rest areas as determined by the DOT. The bill defines the term 2 “adult changing station”. The requirement is repealed July 1, 3 2026. 4 -2- LSB 1178HV (1) 89 th/rn 2/ 2