WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
Senate Bill 86
Senators Beach, Jeffries, and Lindsay, original sponsors
[Originating in the Committee on Finance; Reported on February 20, 2019]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-22e, relating to county boards of education; requiring boards to provide free feminine hygiene products in grades six through 12 to female students not otherwise having access to the products; and defining terms.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-22e. Feminine hygiene products to be provided to grades five through 12.
All county boards of education shall make feminine hygiene products, as defined in this section, available to female students, attending public school, in grades five through 12. The boards shall make the feminine hygiene products available at no cost and in a discrete manner to students in the identified population when the female students do not otherwise have access to such feminine hygiene products. All county boards of education shall develop a policy for the discrete provision of feminine hygiene products. For the purposes of this section, “feminine hygiene products” means tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.