From The Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — Representative Rolanda Hollis helps schools in Center Point fight to end “Period Poverty” on Monday, March 21.
Hollis introduced a bill that requires schools, K-12, local boards of education to provide feminine hygiene products in women’s restrooms of certain schools at no cost to students.
Center Point Mayor Bobby Scott said Hollis dropped off supplies at Erwin Middle School and Center Point High School.
“It did pass in the house, and they’re looking for it to pass in the Senate, but today what she did was we had a previous donation day where a lot of people came out and gave items,” Scott said. “We will be hosting another day to collect items this Saturday, March 26.”
The bill states that there is “a grant program to award funds to local boards of education to provide feminine hygiene products to students enrolled in qualifying schools at no cost to those students.” The State Department of Education will administer the program, and the department will develop procedures for the administration of the program.
Grants shall be awarded annually beginning with the 2022-2023 school year and every following school year.
HB 50 is currently pending Committee Action in Second House.