HB 4247—Introduced by Representative Barbara Hernandez on 12/03/21 Passed the House, Sent to the Senate, Senate Sponsor Senator Celina Villanueva—in Senate Assignments Committee

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Public Higher Education Act. Provides that the intent of the Act is for the requirements of the Act to apply equally to the governing board of each public institution of higher education in this State. Defines “governing board of each public institution of higher education” and “public institution of higher education”. Adds provisions requiring each public institution of higher education to make emergency contraception available for purchase through at least one vending machine located on each campus under its jurisdiction; defines “emergency contraception”. Sets forth minimum requirements concerning the packaging, storage, cost, and dispensing of the emergency contraception. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Excludes the board of trustees of a community college district and a public community college from the provisions concerning emergency contraception. Provides that the vending machine must be located in an area of campus where students can access the emergency contraception on weekends or after class hours and that the price of emergency contraception may not exceed $40.