The ACLU of Florida supports HB 49 and SB 332: Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.

It requires correctional facilities to provide incarcerated women with necessary feminine hygiene products, including tampons, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, and no-lye soap at no additional cost.


The proposal would also restrict male correctional facility employees who work in women's facilities from conducting pat-down searches or body cavity searches on incarcerated women or entering spaces where incarcerated women are in a state of undress.

Sponsors

Brown, Cortes, Davis, DuBose, Duran, Eskamani, Grieco, Hart, Jenne, Joseph, Killebrew, Newton, Polo, Pritchett, Watson C., Williams, Rodriguez, Book, Thurston, Taddeo, Farmer, Brandes, Gibson

Authors

Shevrin Jones (House), Amy Mercado (House), Jason Pizzo (Senate)

Status

Active

Session

2019

Bill number

Position

Support

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