Feminine Hygiene Product Bill

Updated: Jan 17, 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:

A 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.


SECTION 1:

  1. Female menstruation products relate to pads, tampons, pantyliners, and menstruation

  2. cups.

  3. Free menstruation products relates to female prisoners not having to pay for the product

  4. and will be automatically provided to them.


SECTION 2:

  1. BE IT ENACTED BY THIS SENATE OF LITTLE RHODY GIRLS STATE THAT:

  2. Female menstruation products will no longer be taxed as a luxury item. They will be

  3. considered a necessity. Female prisoners in the State of Rhode Island will no longer

  4. have to pay for female menstruation products. Female prisoners will be given the

  5. necessary products needed for their menstruation cycle.


SECTION 3:

This act will take effect on January 1, 2020.


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