Bill Co-Sponsored by Assemblyman Kean Would Permit People With IBS & Crohn’s Disease To Park In Disabled Parking Spots

Assemblyman Sean T. Kean (R-Monmouth/Ocean) is now a co-sponsor of A-5141 that permits a person diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Crohn’s Disease to park in parking spaces reserved for persons with a disability.

Assembly Bill 5141 was introduced on February 6, 2023, and was referred to the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee. It is currently awaiting a vote in this committee.

“I joined this bill to help people with these conditions and improve their quality of life,” said Asm. Sean Kean. “Often times, people suffering with IBS or Crohn’s must urgently use the restroom. It is important that they can quickly find parking and access a restroom.”

These conditions can cause significant pain and discomfort, making it difficult for individuals to walk long distances.

Kean also remarked, “I have heard from constituents with IBS and Crohn’s that providing disabled parking privileges will greatly assist them and give them peace of mind.”

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  1. As someone who has colitis, a form of IBS, I think this bill is ridiculous and unnecessary.
    There are so many other disabilities that are so much more important and in need of these precious and few parking spaces.

  2. Hello, let’s clarify something, colitis and crohn’s are variations of IBD, not IBS. IBS is a much more mild disease. I don’t think that any of these should qualify for coveted and rare handicap parking but certainly not IBS. Consult your medical provider for a little more info – someone is clearly misinformed here.

  3. I have Crohn’s and I think this can be very helpful for those of us with severe urgency issues. I’ve double parked my car plenty of times to run into the restroom.

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