SENATE, No. 692
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION
Senator M. TERESA RUIZ
District 29 (Essex)
Senator TROY SINGLETON
District 7 (Burlington)
Senators Cunningham and Turner
Requires school districts to provide feminine hygiene products in certain public schools and requires State to pay costs.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Education Committee on February 13, 2020, with amendments.
An Act concerning the provision of feminine hygiene products in public schools and supplementing chapter 33 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. As used in this section, “feminine hygiene products” mean tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
b. A school district shall ensure that students in each school educating students in grades 6 through 12, or any combination thereof 1[, in which 40 percent or more of its students reside in households with a household income at or below the most recent federal poverty guidelines multiplied by 1.85]1, have direct access to feminine hygiene products in 1[at least 50 percent] all1 of the school bathrooms free of charge.
c. Any costs incurred by a school district in providing an adequate supply of feminine hygiene products to meet the needs of its students shall be borne by the State.
2. This act shall take effect in the first full school year following the date of enactment.