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:
(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.
BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
This act would provide that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000854 ========
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