HB2222: feminine hygiene products; requirements; appropriation

PRIME SPONSOR: Representative Salman, LD 26


               MVRA: DP 5-4-0-0

ADC – Arizona Department of Corrections
Director – Director of ADC
Amendments – BOLD and Stricken (Committee)


Relating to an appropriation to ADC to purchase feminine hygiene products.


1.       Requires the Director to provide female inmates with an unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate. (Sec. 1)

2.       Appropriates $80,000 from the GF in FY 2019 to ADC for purchasing feminine hygiene products.

a.       Exempts the appropriation from lapsing. (Sec.2)

3.       Defines feminine hygiene products to include tampons, sanitary napkins, menstrual sponges, menstrual cups and similar items that are used for the menstrual cycle. (Sec. 1)

4.       Contains a legislative intent clause. (Sec. 3)

5.       Makes technical and conforming changes.  (Sec. 1)☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal Note

Current Law

A.R.S. § 31-201.01 outlines the duties of the Director which include, but are not limited to: 1) holding in custody all persons who are sentenced to ADC under the law and for the term directed by the court; 2) providing medical and health services for the prisoners by contracting professional services and ensuring that medical records are retained only by authorized medical personnel and kept in a safe and secure place; 3) charging each inmate a reasonable fee for prescriptions, medication or prosthetic devices; and 4) establishing reasonable medical and health services fees for each medical visit an inmate makes pursuant to a health needs request form or for emergency treatment.



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Fifty-third Legislature                  HB 2222

Second Regular Session                               Version 2: Caucus & COW


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