AB 2482 – Establishes The Wellness Vending Machine Pilot Program Which Requires The California Community College And The California State University, And Requests The University Of California Provide Vending Machines Dispensing Wellness Products, Such As Condoms, Dental Dams, And Menstrual Cups

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Oct 28, 2022

AB 2482 establishes a pilot program, until July 1, 2029, that requires the California State University and the California Community Colleges to establish at 5 campuses of their segments at least one vending machine that dispenses wellness products. Participation in community colleges under the pilot program is voluntary. This bill also requests that the University of California establish at any number of campuses of their segment at least one vending machine that dispenses wellness products.

The bill identifies wellness products to include but is not limited to, condoms, dental dams, menstrual cups, lubrication, tampons, menstrual pads, pregnancy tests, and nonprescription drugs, including discounted emergency contraception. Each participating campus must place the wellness vending machines in central locations on campus that will enable students to have access 24/7, and select and implement a method from those provided in the bill to notify students of the presence of the wellness vending machines.

The bill also requires the California Community Colleges and the California State University to submit a report to the Legislature on or after July 1, 2025, and on or after July 1 thereafter. At a minimum, the report must include the following information:

  • The location of the wellness vending machine.
  • Which times of the day and days of the week the wellness vending machine is stocked, functioning, and accessible to students.
  • The total cost to acquire and maintain the wellness vending machine.
  • Which method or methods were used to notify students of the presence of the wellness vending machine as required by this bill.
  • The types of products offered through the wellness vending machine.
  • Whether the price for each type of product was offered at a discounted rate as compared to the average retail price.
  • The total sales volume, disaggregated by type of product.
  • The name of each entity or organization, if any, the campus or segment partnered with to offer products through the wellness vending machine.
  • The source or sources of funding used to finance the wellness vending machine.

The bill requests the University of California comply with the requirements of AB 2482.

(AB 2482 adds and repeals Section 66023.8 of the Education Code.)

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