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H.R. 2478: Menstrual Products in Federal Buildings Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2478

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2021

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

A BILL

To increase the availability of menstrual products in certain public buildings, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

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

2.

Menstrual products in public buildings

(a)

Requirement

Each appropriate authority shall ensure that menstrual products are stocked in, and available free of charge in, each covered restroom in each covered public building under the jurisdiction of such authority.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Appropriate authority

The term appropriate authority means the head of a Federal agency, the Architect of the Capitol, or other official authority responsible for the operation of a covered public building.

(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 public restroom, and includes a building listed in section 6301 or 5101 of such title.

(3)

Covered restroom

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

(4)

Menstrual products

The term menstrual products means sanitary napkins and tampons that conform to applicable industry standards.