A Sharon teenager's proposed public access to private restrooms for people with Crohn's disease or colitis awaits Gov. Deval Patrick's signature.
The House and Senate now have passed the legislation prompted by Sharon teenager Catherine Rutley and her father Jonathan, state Sen. Brian Joyce (D-Milton) said in a press release today.
State Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton) filed the bill on Catherine Rutley's behalf.
"If signed into law, Massachusetts will join 12 other states with similar laws. Roughly 30,000 Massachusetts residents suffer from Crohn’s or Colitis with at least 10 percent of those being under the age of 18," according to the press release.