Updated: Jan 16, 2021
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
DEPARTMENT OF RHODE ISLAND
LITTLE RHODY GIRLS STATE
JUNE 20, 2019
SENATOR EDEN JUTRAS OF CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL EAST, SENATOR ALI WOLSKI OF EAST PROVIDENCE, AND SENATOR ALI MCCADDEN OF NARRAGANSETT INTRODUCE THE FOLLOWING BILL:
TO REMOVE THE TAX ON MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS AND PROVIDE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN
Whereas menstrual products are not a luxury for women and are necessary for women's hygiene, women having to pay for the cost of these necessary products and may struggle to afford them which may cause them to miss work or classes.
Female menstruation products relate to pads, tampons, pantyliners, and menstruation
Free menstruation products relates to female prisoners not having to pay for the product
and will be automatically provided to them.
BE IT ENACTED BY THIS SENATE OF LITTLE RHODY GIRLS STATE THAT:
Female menstruation products will no longer be taxed as a luxury item. They will be
considered a necessity. Female prisoners in the State of Rhode Island will no longer
have to pay for female menstruation products. Female prisoners will be given the
necessary products needed for their menstruation cycle.
This act will take effect on January 1, 2020.