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. 9 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, 21 22 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 23 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.