House Bill #7570 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS

Permits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.

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  • 2018 – H 7570
  • 2018 – H 7570 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC004616
  • LC004616/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
  • Introduced By: Representatives Donovan, Carson, Casimiro, Ajello, and Kazarian
  • Date Introduced: February 09, 2018
  • Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 16-21 of the General Laws entitled "Health and Safety of Pupils" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 16-21-37. Possession of feminine hygiene products.
  • (a) A student, while on school property or at a school-related event or activity, may possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections without a physician's or parent's note.
  • 16-21-37. Possession of over-the-counter medications.
  • (a) School districts shall allow students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) while on school property or at school-related events or activities, to possess and use appropriate doses of over-the-counter medications and products including, but not limited to aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, anti-prostaglandins, antihistamines, azoles, and topical anesthetics, without a physician's or parent's note.
  • (b) Nothing in this section shall make the school district or its personnel liable for any damages under this section.
  • (c) The school district may encourage schools to educate pupils on the safe use of over- the-counter medications.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC004616
  • LC004616/SUB A
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
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  • This act would permit students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note. It would authorize the school district to encourage schools to educate pupils on the safe use of such products, but shall not hold the school district or its personnel liable for any damages.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004616 ========
  • This act would permit students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) to possess and use over-the-counter medication and products during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note. It would authorize the school district to encourage schools to educate pupils on the safe use of such products, but would not hold the school district or its personnel liable for any damages.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004616/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 20, 2018 at 5:44pm
Yeas: 72 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese NV
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price NV
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y