Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would change licensing requirements for staff at nursing homes while also requiring those facilities to provide hot water to all residents.

The measure cleared introduction in the state Senate on a 20-9 vote Wednesday.

Sen. Charlie Scott, a Republican from Casper, says current regulations applying to water heaters in nursing homes result in cold water for some residents.

Scott is co-sponsoring the bill, called “Cold Showers for Grandma." Scott says the bill is named for what legislators hope to prevent.

Besides regulating water temperature, the measure would reduce licensing requirements for nurses at facilities for people with dementia.

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