AB 367 – Requires Public Schools With Grades 6 To 12 To Provide Free Menstrual Products In Their Restrooms

CATEGORY: Private Education Matters, Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Private Education, Public Education
DATE: Oct 29, 2021

Existing law requires schools that meet the 40-pecent pupil poverty threshold pursuant to Section 6314(a)(1)(A) of Title 20 of the United States Code, stock feminine products in at least 50 percent of the school’s restrooms. AB 367 makes this provision inoperative on June 30, 2022 and repeals Section 35292.6 of the Education Code effective January 1, 2023.

This bill amends existing law and enacts the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021. The Act requires that on or before the start of the 2022-23 school year, schools with grade levels 6 to 12 provide free menstrual products in all women’s restrooms and all-gender restrooms, and at least in one men’s restrooms. This requirement applies to schools, schools operated by a school district, county office of education and charter school. Schools must ensure that menstrual products are available and accessible at all times on or before the start of the 2022-23 academic year. Schools are also required to post a notice regarding the requirements of this law in every restroom required to stock menstrual products. The notice must include the email address and telephone number of the designated individual responsible for stocking the supplies.

This bill defines “menstrual products” to mean menstrual pads and tampons used in connection with a menstrual cycle.

(AB 367 amends, repeals and adds Section 35292.6, and adds Section 66027.7 to the Education Code.)

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