H. R. 3117
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 20, 2015
Ms. Meng introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reimbursement from health flexible spending arrangements for feminine hygiene products.
This Act may be cited as the
Fund Essential Menstruation Products Act of 2015 or the
FEM Products Act of 2015.
Reimbursement from health flexible spending arrangements for feminine hygiene products
Section 106 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:
Feminine hygiene products
Amounts paid or incurred for feminine hygiene products shall be treated as a qualified medical expense eligible for reimbursement from a health flexible spending arrangement.
Feminine hygiene products defined
For purposes of paragraph (1), the term feminine hygiene products means tampons, pads, liners, cups, sponges, douches, wipes, sprays, and similar products used by women with respect to menstruation or other genital-tract secretions.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.