Last week, House Bill 20, the bill that would require all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products for the girls in school, advanced out of the House Health & Human Development Committee. That could mean that the bill is ready for a vote on the virtual House floor, or it could be reassigned to another committee, such as the Education committee.
The bill has an annual cost of $77,023. This bill was introduced last year and it passed the House 33-6, and would have passed the Senate but for the session being suspended and then truncated due to the COVID pandemic.
|House Bill 20 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Longhurst, Heffernan, Lambert, Moore, Baumbach, Chukwuocha, Cooke, Griffith, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Morrison, Osienski, M.Smith|
|Gay, Lockman, Poore, Hansen, S.McBride, Paradee, Pinkney, Sokola, Sturgeon, Townsend|
|Current Status: On House Floor as of 1/21/21|
“Schools supply paper towels, toilet paper and pencils because they are essential,” said main sponsor Majority Leader Representative Valerie Longhurst, “Feminine hygiene products are essential.”