Politicians will vote next month on whether to make period products tax-free in Jersey.
5% GST is currently applied, as period products are considered a 'luxury item'.
Senator Kristina Moore says scrapping the tax is long overdue and a step towards improving period poverty in the island.
"Periods are not opt-in... they are not something that is a choice, and they are not a luxury.
At present there are charities that provide menstrual products in schools – however, women should not have to turn to charity to deal with period poverty."
If her proposal is successful, the Treasury Minister will be asked to issue law-drafting instructions to make it happen.
In response to the petition, Social Security Minister Deputy Judy Martin said she couldn't commit to that approach, because they needed a better understanding of the situation in Jersey.