Bill Would Mandate Paper Towels in Public Restrooms

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The legislature is dealing with many weighty topics this session — gun legislation and mental health reforms in the aftermath of Newtown, a projected budget deficit of $1 billion in the next fiscal year — but there\’s still time to tackle other topics.

Like the importance of paper towels in public restrooms.

House Bill 6484 would mandate that every public restroom in Connecticut be equipped \”with a device used for dispensing paper towels and the person, firm or corporation that owns or controls the restroom shall ensure that such device is kept stocked with paper towels at all reasonable times.\”

Failure to comply with the requirement could result in a fine of up to $500.

The legislature\’s public health committee  is scheduled to hold a hearing on the measure on Friday at the legislative office building.

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Bill Would Mandate Paper Towels in Public Restrooms

  1. The Conn-servative

    Free condoms,tampons,and toothbrushes to follow.After all,we do want the nanny state to take of us right?

  2. oldswede

    The lack of paper towels in public restrooms can be a real health hazard. Surveys have shown that there are many people who do not bother to wash their hands after using the facilities. I use a paper towel to open the door when leaving a restroom because I do not know what other recent users may have left on the handle.

    1. Kim

      Agreed, oldswede. I use my shirttail if I have to. I never touch a door handle in a public restroom

      1. Bill

        Hia, Kim. I know what you are expecting me to say but I won’t. Instead, I offer you an olive branch – open negotiations for a peace treaty. We have taken the insults as far as they can go.

        Any interest?

        1. Patrick_Henry

          we’ve played this game before billyboy and you haven’t help up your end. Let’s see what your posts look like from this point on.

          and let’s see if you stop using my name for your posts as well.

          1. Kim

            This may be the last time I use the poster’s name known as “Kim.” Or maybe not. I seek a formal end to hostilities. I demand a demilitarized zone of stated areas that we will not transgress. This area does not include any disagreements that we may have on the great issues of the day. we are therefor free to express opinions at will as long as neither personalizes the expressed message.

            Do you, Kim, Kimmerian, Patrick Henry, and any other unknown iterations used, hereby agree to this formal secession of hostilities?

            Signed, Bast, WildBilly, Kim, Peggy Day, Pharaoh, Jimmy Boggs, Bingo ( my first name), Gun Reform Bill, Alishia Penniman.

          2. Kim

            ‘Or maybe not’? You’re forgetting that YOU’RE the idiot billyboy, not me. I also refer you to your post below where you warn Dr. Hunter to ‘watch out for this guy’. This, an hour after extending your peace offering.

            Like I said, you’re a liar and can’t be trusted billyboy/bizzarokim. Your actions speak louder than your posts and you can’t stick to you so-called ‘end to hostilities’ from one minute to the next.

    2. Brian Jud

      This bill probably took some staffer 15 minutes to write, so I’m not worried about “wasted” resources. And in a society where everybody freaks out over the latest flu or bug going around, taking some action for sanitation & health purposes in an essential, everyday situation will make a world of difference.

  3. Mark Trencher

    Meanwhile MetLife is pulling thousands of employees out of the state, our budget is going up at 213% the rate of inflation, our governor has signed a “we cannot lay you off deal” with state workers (please like me, please love me, please re-elect me), and Barrons has rated CT as the 50th best-managed state.

  4. richard

    It’s to protect the public from the politicians. God knows what they have their hands in these days.

  5. mr-green

    Weren’t paper towels bad so everyone told to install hand blow dryers? Did they mandate soap too, because paper towel kind of useless if no soap.

  6. John R. McCommas

    I actually see this as anti-PC. I really hate those stupid hand blowers. Are they supposed to be “green” when the use electricity? Often times you have the choice of using the electric hand driers or your shirt. I want paper towels God Damn it. This is a good bill. I would vote for it.

  7. ricbee

    After I wash my hands,I shake them off,run them over my face & they are almost dry when I hit the door. No tree need die for me.

  8. enness

    Please tell me this was stolen from The Onion?

    Are they going to hear three hours of personal testimony?

  9. DrHunterSThompson

    I’m just thankful the budget and our finances are in good shape. That fact allows them the time to hold hearings about bullets and paper towels.

    HST

    1. Kim

      Things are changing indeed when I agree with Dr. Hunter. Of course, I’m assuming that his post has a note of sarcasm

  10. Brian Jud

    This bill probably took some staffer 15 minutes to write, so I’m not worried about “wasted” resources. And in a society where everybody freaks out over the latest flu or bug going around, taking some action for sanitation & health purposes in an essential, everyday situation will make a world of difference.

    (This is re-posted, sorry)

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