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H.R. 2403: Menstrual Hygiene Products in Federal Buildings Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2403

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 30, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require agencies to ensure that menstrual hygiene products are stocked in, and available free of charge in, restrooms in public buildings, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Menstrual Hygiene Products in Federal Buildings Act.

2.

Menstrual hygiene products in Federal buildings

(a)

Requirement

The head of each agency shall ensure that menstrual hygiene products are stocked in, and available free of charge in, each covered restroom in each covered public building under the jurisdiction of such agency.

(b)

Definitions

In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)

Agency

The term agency has the meaning given such term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

(2)

Covered public building

The term covered public building means a public building (as defined in section 3301 of title 40, United States Code) that is open to the public and contains a restroom, and includes a building listed in section 6301 or 5101 of such title.

(3)

Covered restroom

The term covered restroom means each restroom in a covered public building except for a restroom designated solely for use by men.

(4)

Menstrual hygiene products

The term menstrual hygiene products means sanitary napkins and tampons. All items must conform to applicable industry standards.