Another month, another menstruation legislation roundup coming at you HOT!
Keep scrolling to read about the legislation passed—and the bills in progress—this month.
Menstruation Legislation Passed:
- North Carolina H103 Act of 2022: Provides free period products to students in schools.
- Delaware SB205: Expands the availability of free period products at all public and charter schools.
- Missouri HB3002: Appropriates money for the expenses, grants and distribution of period products in all middle school, junior high and high school buildings in which there are students in grades 6-12.
Bills In Progress…
- Pennsylvania HB1419: Provides free period products to all incarcerated individuals and detainees who menstruate. Under the bill, correctional institutions must provide at least two sizes or absorbency levels of pads and tampons when requested from medical staff. Currently: This bill is in-committee as of July 6th.
- California AB2482: Pilot program that, until July 1, 2029, would require the California State University and the California Community Colleges to have at least one vending machine on each campus that dispenses wellness products. Such products include, but are not limited to, condoms, dental dams, menstrual cups, lubrication, tampons, pads, pregnancy tests and discounted emergency contraception. Next step: Senate Appropriations Hearing on August 1.
- New Jersey S2886: Establishes a program covering period products under WIC and SNAP, expanding overall access to pads and tampons. Last action: Introduced in the Senate and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on June 20.