SB21-255 (Winter/Herod & Titone) Free Menstrual Hygiene Products to Students

Originally Posted: May 14, 2021
Last Updated: June 11, 2021

Summary

This bill would create a new grant program in the Department of Education (CDE) to allow public schools and districts to supply their students with menstrual hygiene products at no cost.  

Position

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports this bill. If passed, SB21-255 would remove economic barriers for students accessing necessary health products at school, help address social stigma around menstrual hygiene and work to ensure period products are available to students in middle, junior and high school regardless of gender identity. 

Current Status

Senate concurred with House Amendments. The bill repassed the Senate on a vote of 22-12 and now heads to the Governor for signature. 

Previous Status


May 14, 2021

Passed out of the Senate Education Committee on a vote of 4-2. Our Senior Policy Analyst for Health Equity, Sam Espinoza, testified in support.