Assembly Democrats and Republicans came together to advance a total of eight bills addressing equitable access to essential menstrual health products and education.

“I am proud of the work we have accomplished and excited to continue raising awareness around period poverty,” said Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-29). “No one should be forced to go without feminine hygiene products because they can’t afford them.”

Among the bills passed include requirements for the state to enter into contract for purchase of menstrual products, submit federal waivers to cover menstrual products for those receiving state aid and establishes a menstrual health public awareness campaign.

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