Bill Text: NH SB142 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requiring menstrual hygiene products in school restrooms.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-08 - Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1478h (NT): Motion Adopted Regular Calendar 211-135 05/08/2019 [SB142 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB142-Amended.html

SB 142-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/14/2019   0306s

2019 SESSION

19-1107

06/08

 

SENATE BILL 142-LOCAL

 

AN ACT requiring feminine hygiene products in school restrooms.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Rep. Campion, Graf. 12; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Mulligan, Graf. 12

 

COMMITTEE: Education and Workforce Development

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires school boards to make feminine hygiene products available, free of charge, in girls restrooms located in public middle and high schools.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/14/2019   0306s 19-1107

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT requiring feminine hygiene products in school restrooms.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Feminine Hygiene Products.  Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

189:16-a  Feminine Hygiene Products.  The school board shall make feminine hygiene products available free of charge in girls bathrooms located in public middle and high schools.  The schools shall bear the cost of such products.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBAO

19-1107

Amended 2/28/19

 

SB 142-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENT #2019-0306s)

 

AN ACT requiring feminine hygiene products in school restrooms.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

LOCAL:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires school boards to make feminine hygiene products available free of charge in female bathrooms located in public middle and high schools.  The Department of Education reports they are unable to determine the impact of this bill on local expenditures. However, it is likely this bill will increase local expenditures.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

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