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The West Virginia 2019 Legislative Session began on January 9, 2019.

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Senate Bill 86 — Requiring Free Menstrual Products in Schools

Sponsor: Bob Beach (D-13)
Bill Text

Providing necessary products for free in public spaces like schools aims to minimize menstruation stigma and make sure girls don’t miss school because of lack of access to period products. A similar bill (HB 2464) was also introduced in the House.

Last Action: Sent to Health and Human Resources Committee on 1/9/19

Senate Bill 76 — Creating a Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights

Sponsor: Mike Woelfel (D-05)
Bill Text

Now more than ever it is critical that victims of sexual assault have and are able to exercise all of the rights and privileges they deserve, and this bill would help to make that a reality.

Last Action: Sent to Judiciary Committee on 1/9/19

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House Bill 2500 — Removing Tax on Menstrual Products

Sponsor: Andrew Byrd (D-35)
Bill Text

Hygiene products are a necessity to ensuring that people with periods have the ability to make their own health care decisions (and beyond) and reach their full potential. When people with periods have affordable and reliable access to the full range of reproductive health care, including period products, it helps them control their lives, health, and future.

Last Action: Sent to House Judiciary Committee on 1/17/19

House Bill 2074 - Life at Conception Act

Sponsor: Pat McGeehan (R-01)
Bill Text

This bill recognizes life beginning at conception, giving full human rights to pre-fertilization cells. This would be an outright ban on abortion and most common contraceptive methods. (This bill has been carried over from the 2018 Legislative Session)

 

Last Action: Sent to House Judiciary Committee on 1/9/19