Dignity Legislation Across The USA
Senate Bill 598: The Dignity Act Maryland
Requires the Division of Corrections to have a written policy and procedure in place requiring that menstrual hygiene products be provided at no cost to incarcerated women and requires the Director and the managing official of a correctional facility to ensure that the correctional facility has a sufficient supply of menstrual hygiene products to meet the needs of the inmate population at all times.
Bill Status: Passed the Senate unanimously on March 1st and passed the house on March 27th.
✔ Approved by the Governor on April 24th 2018. Check out the latest status here.
Bill Author: Senator Susan C. Lee
Coauthors: Kelley, Astle, Benson, Brochin, Conway, Currie, Feldman, Ferguson, Guzzone, Hershey, Hough, Jennings, Kagan, King, Klausmeier, Madaleno, Manno, McFadden, Middleton, Muse, NathanPulliam, Norman, Peters, Pinsky, Ramirez, Ready, Robinson, Rosapepe, Salling, Smith, Young, Zucker, Zirkin, and Cassilly
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