New Bill Aims To Make State Buildings More Accessible For People With Disabilities

Thursday, February 4th 2021, 7:01 am
By: Caleb Califano

Oklahoma City -

There's a renewed push at the Oklahoma capitol to make state buildings more accessible for people with disabilities.

It's called Max's law, and now Democratic representative Mickey Dollens, and Max's mother are hoping to get the bill pushed through.

The law would require the installation of an adult-sized changing table in state-owned public buildings.

Max's law is named after Audra Beasley's son, who lives with spina bifida along with other medical conditions.

Audra realized at a young age Max would quickly outgrow the baby changing stations in bathrooms. Since then, there have been times she's had to change him on the bathroom floor and even in the state capitol parking lot.

"She has taken this issue and propelled it forward, unlike any other bill I have authored before. I am so lucky to be able to work with her," Dollens said

Max's law passed through the house before the pandemic hit but didn't get past the Senate.