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Free Menstrual Hygiene Products In Custody

Concerning providing free menstrual hygiene products to people in custody.
2019 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Facilities - menstrual hygiene products. The act requires the following facilities to provide whichever menstrual hygiene products are requested by a person in custody to the person in custody at no expense to the person in custody:

  • Local jails, multijurisdictional jails, and municipal jails;
  • Correctional facilities and private contract prisons; and
  • Department of human services facilities.

The act prohibits any facility required to provide menstrual hygiene products pursuant to the act from imposing any condition or restriction on a person's access to menstrual hygiene products.

The act requires cities and counties that are seeking reimbursement from the state for maintaining people in a local jail after their sentence to the department of corrections' custody to annually report costs of menstrual hygiene products to the joint budget committee.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details