Menstrual supplies; school boards shall make available in each school building. (HB405)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Menstrual supplies; availability; public elementary, middle, and high schools. Requires each school board to make tampons or pads available, at all times and at no cost to students, (i) in such accessible locations as it deems appropriate in each elementary school in the local school division and (ii) in the bathrooms of each middle school and high school in the local school division. This bill is identical to SB 232. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103918D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB405)
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (3-Y 2-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Education with amendment (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB405E
02/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20103918D-E
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (60-Y 39-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (60-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB405E)
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Committee substitute printed 20108158D-S1
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108158D-S1
02/17/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB405S1
02/17/2020Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Placed on Calendar
02/19/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108158D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/19/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB405S1)
02/21/2020Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2020House acceded to request
02/24/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2020Delegates: Keam, Tyler, Avoli
02/25/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2020Senators: Boysko, Hashmi, McClellan
03/03/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/03/2020Conference substitute printed 20109320D-H1
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by House (60-Y 33-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (60-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB405ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB405ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 675 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0675)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.