Menstrual Equity for All Students Act
Senate bill S1221 and Assembly bill A1349 will provide access to free menstrual products to all menstruating individuals in all 6-12 New Jersey public schools.
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A1934 (Swain/Mukherji) – Establishes "Menstrual Hygiene Product Pilot Program," appropriates $60,000.
A1937 (Swain/Mukherji) – Requires certain public schools to advertise availability of free menstrual hygiene products.
A1938 (Swain/Mukherji) - Establishes requirements for State entities to enter into bulk purchasing arrangements for menstrual products.
A3213 (Speight, McKnight) - Requires school districts to provide menstrual products in all school buildings.
A4528 (Speight, McKnight) - Requires certain libraries to provide free menstrual hygiene products and requires State to pay costs.
A4559 (Speight, Timberlake) - Requires school districts to provide menstrual products for students in grades kindergarten through 12.
AR61 (Swain, Mosquera) - Urges Congress to provide menstrual hygiene products under Medicaid, SNAP, and WIC programs.
S2886 (Pennachio, Ruiz) - Establishes program covering menstrual hygiene products under WIC and SNAP.
S3035 (Ruiz) - Establishes State SNAP Menstrual Hygiene Benefit Program; appropriates $1 million to DHS.
S3488 (Ruiz) - Allows gross income tax deduction for donations of menstrual products to certain New Jersey-based charitable organizations.
Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021
Representative Grace Meng (NY-6) first introduced federal legislation, the Menstrual Equity for All Act on March 26, 2019. This bill will improve access to period products in schools, incarceration facilities, homeless shelters, businesses and public federal buildings, as well allow period products to be covered by Medicaid and pre-tax flexible spending accounts. The bill was was reintroduced on May 28, 2021