CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Thursday, the Senate Education Committee advanced a bill that would require feminine hygiene products to be made available to students free of cost.
Senate Bill 489, introduced by Senator Amy Grady (R-Putnam), would require that all fifty-five county boards of education in West Virginia provide free feminine hygiene products to female students in grades 3-12.
Schools will not be allowed to charge students for the products and must give them to female students in a discrete manner.
There were no amendments added to the language of the bill.
Senator Charles Clements (R-Wetzel) made the motion that the bill be advanced and reported to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass. Senate Bill 489 was advanced on a voice vote.