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North Dakota House Approves Study of Capitol Accessibility

Disability Parking Sign
Handicap parking spot sign, reserved lot space for disabled person, selective focus

The North Dakota House took a step toward making the state Capitol more accessible Friday, Feb. 1, approving a study of handicapped-accessible parking and other issues.

Members voted 89-2 in favour of House Bill 1298, which began as a proposal to move accessible parking closer to the public entrance of the Capitol.

Rep. Pamela Anderson, D-Fargo, said members of the Government and Veterans Affairs Committee amended the bill to make it more broad and consider steps the state can take to improve accessibility.
In addition to parking concerns, the committee heard testimony about the need for more accessible restrooms, better signs to direct the public and additional seating areas.

Source: Bismarck Tribune