Bill Text: IL HB4178 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Specifies that menstrual hygiene products shall be made available in all bathrooms (rather than in bathrooms) of every school building that are open for student use in grades 4 through 12 during the regular school day. Provides that the school employee or third-party contractor who is responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing the supply of toilet tissue and paper towels in school bathrooms shall be responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing the supply of menstrual hygiene products in the bathrooms. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-02-17 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart [HB4178 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB4178-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4178

Introduced , by Rep. Barbara Hernandez

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.63
105 ILCS 5/34-18.56

Amends the School Code. Specifies that menstrual hygiene products shall be made available in all bathrooms (rather than in bathrooms) of every school building that are open for student use in grades 4 through 12 during the regular school day. Provides that the school employee or third-party contractor who is responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing the supply of toilet tissue and paper towels in school bathrooms shall be responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing the supply of menstrual hygiene products in the bathrooms. Effective immediately.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
510-20.63 and 34-18.56 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-20.63)
7 Sec. 10-20.63. Availability of menstrual hygiene products.
8 (a) The General Assembly finds the following:
9 (1) Menstrual hygiene products are a health care
10 necessity and not an item that can be foregone or
11 substituted easily.
12 (2) Access to menstrual hygiene products is a serious
13 and ongoing need in this State.
14 (3) When students do not have access to affordable
15 menstrual hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of
16 school every month.
17 (4) When students have access to quality menstrual
18 hygiene products, they are able to continue with their
19 daily lives with minimal interruption.
20 (b) In this Section:
21 "Menstrual hygiene products" means tampons and sanitary
22napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
23 "School building" means any facility (i) that is owned or

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1leased by a school district or over which the school board has
2care, custody, and control and (ii) in which there is a public
3school serving students in grades 6 through 12.
4 (c) A school district shall make menstrual hygiene
5products available, at no cost to students, in all bathrooms
6of every school building that are open for student use in
7grades 4 through 12 during the regular school day.
8 (d) The school employee or third-party contractor who is
9responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing the
10supply of toilet tissue and paper towels in school bathrooms
11shall be responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing
12the supply of menstrual hygiene products in bathrooms to meet
13the requirements of subsection (c).
14(Source: P.A. 102-340, eff. 8-13-21.)
15 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.56)
16 Sec. 34-18.56. Availability of menstrual hygiene products.
17 (a) The General Assembly finds the following:
18 (1) Menstrual hygiene products are a health care
19 necessity and not an item that can be foregone or
20 substituted easily.
21 (2) Access to menstrual hygiene products is a serious
22 and ongoing need in this State.
23 (3) When students do not have access to affordable
24 menstrual hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of
25 school every month.

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1 (4) When students have access to quality menstrual
2 hygiene products, they are able to continue with their
3 daily lives with minimal interruption.
4 (b) In this Section:
5 "Menstrual hygiene products" means tampons and sanitary
6napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
7 "School building" means any facility (i) that is owned or
8leased by the school district or over which the board has care,
9custody, and control and (ii) in which there is a public school
10serving students in grades 6 through 12.
11 (c) The school district shall make menstrual hygiene
12products available, at no cost to students, in all bathrooms
13of every school building that are open for student use in
14grades 4 through 12 during the regular school day.
15 (d) The school employee or third-party contractor who is
16responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing the
17supply of toilet tissue and paper towels in school bathrooms
18shall be responsible for ordering, stocking, and replenishing
19the supply of menstrual hygiene products in bathrooms to meet
20the requirements of subsection (c).
21(Source: P.A. 102-340, eff. 8-13-21.)
22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.
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