State correctional facilities; visitors wearing tampons or menstrual cups. (HB1884)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Visitors at state correctional facilities; wearing of tampons or menstrual cups. Directs the Director of the Department of Corrections to review the Department's visitation policies concerning visitors' wearing of tampons or menstrual cups at state correctional facilities and shall revise such policies as necessary to permit such visitors to wear tampons or menstrual cups. The bill directs the Department to make the policy available to the public as soon as practicable and to provide a copy to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by November 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100617D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1884)
01/25/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105835D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1884H1)
01/30/2019Passed by for the day
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee substitute rejected 19105835D-H1
01/31/2019Passed by for the day
02/01/2019Passed by for the day
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/10/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2
02/15/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2019Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1884ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1884ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 303 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)