HB 475 & HB 345 The Dignity Act Georgia
The purpose of this bill is to give adequate access to feminine hygiene products and medical information concerning menopause and other health issues unique to women. This bill would also eliminate embarrassing practices incarcerated women are subject to by male correctional officers, like strip searches. This bill would also force the department of corrections to take into account the location of an incarcerated women's spouse of children. This would also ensure gender sensitivity training.
Bill Status: HB 345 has passed the Georgia House on 3/5/2019, it will head to the Senate next. Check on the bill’s latest status here.
Coauthors: Silcox, Deborah 52nd, Anulewicz, Teri 42nd, Rich, Bonnie 97th, Harrell, Brett 106th, Hatchett, Matt 150th, Shannon, Renitta 84th, Schofield, Kim 60th, Boddie, William 62nd, Cannon, Park 58th, Nguyen, Bee 89th
Women Leading the Charge: