Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 248
       By Senator Book
       32-00151A-22                                           2022248__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to student health services; providing
    3         a short title; creating s. 1006.064, F.S.; defining
    4         the term “menstrual hygiene products”; requiring
    5         school districts to make menstrual hygiene products
    6         available, at no charge, in each school nurse’s office
    7         or other physical school facility for health services;
    8         providing applicability; providing an effective date.
   10         WHEREAS, menstrual hygiene products are a health care
   11  necessity and are not items that can be foregone or substituted
   12  easily, and
   13         WHEREAS, access to menstrual hygiene products is a serious
   14  and ongoing need in this state, and
   15         WHEREAS, when students do not have access to affordable
   16  menstrual hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of
   17  school every month, and
   18         WHEREAS, when students have access to quality menstrual
   19  hygiene products, they are able to continue with their daily
   20  lives with minimal interruption, NOW, THEREFORE,
   22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   24         Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Learning with
   25  Dignity Act.”
   26         Section 2. Section 1006.064, Florida Statutes, is created
   27  to read:
   28         1006.064 Availability of menstrual hygiene products.—
   29         (1)As used in this section, the term “menstrual hygiene
   30  products” means tampons and sanitary napkins for use in
   31  connection with the menstrual cycle.
   32         (2)A school district shall make menstrual hygiene products
   33  available, at no charge, in each school nurse’s office or other
   34  physical school facility for health services.
   35         (3)This section applies to charter schools pursuant to s.
   36  1002.33(16)(a)5.
   37         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.