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§ 7-449. Provision of menstrual hygiene products

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Public Schools (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Health and Safety of Students (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2021
MD Code, Education, § 7-449
§ 7-449. Provision of menstrual hygiene products
“Menstrual hygiene products” defined
(a) In this section, “menstrual hygiene products” means size-appropriate tampons or sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
In general
(b) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, each county board shall ensure that each public school provide, at no charge to students, menstrual hygiene products via dispensers in the women's restrooms at the school.
Installation of dispensers
(c)(1) A public middle or high school shall install menstrual hygiene product dispensers in:
(i) At least two women's restrooms on or before October 1, 2022; and
(ii) On or before August 1, 2025, all women's restrooms.
(2) A public elementary school shall install menstrual hygiene product dispensers in at least one restroom on or before October 1, 2022.
Reimbursement
(d)(1) The State shall reimburse a county board for the costs of purchasing and installing menstrual hygiene product dispensers to comply with the requirements of subsection (c) of this section.
(2) Each county board shall submit to the Department a request for reimbursement for the costs of purchasing and installing menstrual hygiene product dispensers to comply with the requirements of:
(i) Subsection (c)(1)(i) and (2) of this section, on or before November 1, 2022; and
(ii) Subsection (c)(1)(ii) of this section, on or before September 1, 2025.
(3) For fiscal year 2023, the Governor shall include in the annual budget bill an appropriation of $500,000 to be used to reimburse each county board for the costs reported to the Department under paragraph (2) of this subsection.

Credits

Added by Acts 2021, c. 705, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 706, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021.
MD Code, Education, § 7-449, MD EDUC § 7-449
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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