Senate Bill #86 (2021)

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS

Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.

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Changes since original draft

  • 2021 – S 0086
  • 2021 – S 0086 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC000854
  • LC000854/SUB A
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  • 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. 2021
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
  • Introduced By: Senators Lawson, Euer, Murray, Valverde, Cano, Mendes, Anderson,
  • Mack, Kallman, and Quezada
  • Date Introduced: January 26, 2021
  • Referred To: Senate Education
  • 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. Availability of feminine hygiene products.
  • (a) By the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, all public schools maintaining any combinationofclassesfromgradesix(6)throughgradetwelve(12),inclusive,shallmakefeminine hygiene products available in the school as follows:
  • (a) By the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, all public schools maintaining any combination of classes from grade five (5) through grade twelve (12), inclusive, shall make feminine hygiene products available in the school as follows:
  • (1) Feminine products shall be available in all gender-neutral bathrooms and any bathroom designated for females;
  • (2) Feminine products shall be available at no cost to students.
  • (b) For the purposes of this section, "feminine hygiene products" includes tampons and sanitary napkins.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC000854
  • LC000854/SUB A
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
  • RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
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  • This act would provide that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000854 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000854/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 11, 2019 at 8:26pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard NV
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for Passage

May 25, 2021 at 5:03pm
Yeas: 36 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Acosta Y
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Anderson Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Burke Y
Sen. Calkin NV
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiMario Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Kallman Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Mack Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Mendes Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan NV
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for Passage

June 29, 2021 at 3:37pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Acosta Y
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Anderson Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Burke Y
Sen. Calkin NV
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiMario Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Kallman Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Mack Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Mendes Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y