SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION No. 113
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MAY 11, 2023
The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee reports favorably Assembly Joint Resolution No. 113.
This joint resolution designates the last full week of May of each year as “Period Poverty Awareness Week” in order to promote awareness of, and public actions to address, period poverty. The resolution requests that the Governor annually issue a proclamation calling upon public officials and citizens of this State to observe “Period Poverty Awareness Week” with appropriate activities and programs.
Period poverty is defined as inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products and education, clean toilets, and handwashing facilities, which can result in menstruators missing school, work, or important events because they lack access to, or cannot afford to buy, the products needed to manage menstrual periods.
As reported by the committee, Assembly Joint Resolution No. 113 is identical to Senate Joint Resolution No. 121, which was also reported by the committee on this date.