Lara Statement on Governor's Veto of 'Potty Parity for Parents Act'

September 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA — In response to Governor Jerry Brown's veto of SB1350, the Potty Parity for Parents Act authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Hutington Park/Long Beach), Senator Lara released the following statement:

“I am disappointed that the Governor did not sign my bill that would have brought greater equality and a more modern outlook on family life.  I hope businesses will recognize that providing baby changing facilities for both mothers and fathers is not only the right thing to do, but also makes good business sense, as the Governor suggests.  I will continue to recognize the growing role of fathers in raising their kids, and celebrate the amazing California dads and their dedication to their children.”


Senator Ricardo Lara was elected in 2012 to represent the 33rd Senate District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, South Gate, South Los Angeles, Vernon, and Walnut Park. For more information please visit this link: