H. R. 2478
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 13, 2021
Ms. Meng introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To increase the availability of menstrual products in certain public buildings, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Menstrual Products in Federal Buildings Act.
Menstrual products in public buildings
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.
In this section:
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.
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.
The term covered restroom means a restroom in a covered public building, except for a restroom designated solely for use by men.
The term menstrual products means sanitary napkins and tampons that conform to applicable industry standards.