Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are calling for an investigation following reports that detained migrant women were "visibly" bleeding through their pants.
“This legislation is about equality and dignity,” Gov. Chris Sununu (R) said after signing the bill into law.
The bill was spearheaded by high school senior Caroline Dillon after she did a school project about period poverty in the U.S.
The proposal could save Californians $20 million annually on menstrual products.
State Rep. Richard Pickett argued that incarcerated women can already buy pads and tampons, although many cannot afford the products on low prison wages.
"If men got their period, we wouldn't even be having this conversation."
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said she ordered that tampons be available for purchase at the House supply store with office funds.
They sometimes use their kids' diapers and even go to the ER for period products, says a new study.
There is no law requiring tampon makers to disclose their ingredients. Yet.
The new justice bill would require U.S. prisons to give menstrual hygiene products to inmates for free.