Montgomery County Council to Hold Public Hearings on Menstrual Equity Bill

Per Montgomery County: “The public hearings for Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation – Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms – Required, and the accompanying Resolution to adopt Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation – Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms – Required as a Board of Health Regulation, will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. instead of Dec. 5, 2023.

Dec. 12, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.
Deadline to sign up to speak is Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

 

  • Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation – Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms – Required, would require places of public accommodation to provide menstrual products in certain public restrooms at no charge to users, and generally amend the law regarding the provision of necessary health and sanitary products.
  • Resolution to adopt Bill 42-23, Health and Sanitation – Menstrual Products in Public Restrooms – Required, as a Board of Health Regulation, would adopt the requirements of the bill as a Board of Health regulation.

 


 

A full list of upcoming public hearings is available on the Council Calendar. Review the public hearing frequently asked questions for additional information.

To testify in-person or remotely during a live public hearing at the Council Office Building, residents need to preregister on the Council’s web page. Residents may also choose to provide pre-recorded testimony in written, audio or video formats or submit testimony by mail.

Send testimony by mail to County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850; or residents may sign up to testify remotely by phone (call 240-777-7803 for information). To express an opinion call 240-777-7900.

The Council meeting schedule may change from time to time. View the current Council and Committee agendas, Council staff reports and additional information on items scheduled for Council review on the Council website.

Public hearings will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. Also available live via streaming through the Council website, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).

How to Sign Up for Public Hearings

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