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Conn. Lawmaker Hooked on Bathroom Proposal

March 4, 2006

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Restaurants, gas stations, stores and other businesses in one Connecticut city may soon face another regulation _ coat hooks in all public bathrooms.

The City Council Ordinance Committee has endorsed a proposal from City Councilman Keith Rodgerson to create a local law requiring coat hooks. Rodgerson has said no one should have to leave belongings on a public bathroom floor because there is no coat hook.

The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposal Monday before deciding on whether to amend the city’s health code to include the proposal.

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