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H.R. 3117 (114th): FEM Products Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 20, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3117

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reimbursement from health flexible spending arrangements for feminine hygiene products.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fund Essential Menstruation Products Act of 2015 or the FEM Products Act of 2015.

2.

Reimbursement from health flexible spending arrangements for feminine hygiene products

(a)

In general

Section 106 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:

(g)

Feminine hygiene products

(1)

In general

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.

(2)

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.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.