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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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A1685 (Quijano/Swain) - Requires ingredients of menstrual products to be listed on package.

A1930 (Swain/Mosquera) S1815 (Ruiz/Vitale) - Requires DHS to establish a pilot program covering menstrual hygiene products under Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare.

A1934 (Swain/Mukherji) – Establishes "Menstrual Hygiene Product Pilot Program," appropriates $60,000.

A1935 (Swain/Mukherji) – Establishes "Menstrual Hygiene Products Program," appropriates $200,000.

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.

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A2540 (Murphy)/ S2010 (O’Scanlon) - Requires certain doctors and nurses to ask patients questions regarding menstrual cycles, previous tampon use, and toxic shock syndrome.

A3207 (Speight) - Requires school districts to permit students excused absences while experiencing symptoms of menstrual disorder.

A3212 (Speight, McKnight) - Establishes a Women's Menstrual Health Screening Program and requirements to screen appropriate patients for endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.

A3213 (Speight, McKnight) - Requires school districts to provide menstrual products in all school buildings.

AJR133 (Speight, McKnight) - Designates May 17 of each year as "Menstrual Empowerment Day" in New Jersey.

Hygiene Products

AR61 (Swain, Mosquera) - Urges Congress to provide menstrual hygiene products under Medicaid, SNAP, and WIC programs.

S2015 (O’Scanlon) - Requires menstrual products include ingredient list; requires toxic shock syndrome warnings be printed on tampon package.

SCR44 (Ruiz) - Declares May 28 of each year as Menstrual Equity Day in New Jersey.

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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