102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
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
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by changing Sections
10-20.63 and 34-18.56 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/10-20.63)
Availability of menstrual hygiene products.
(a) The General Assembly finds the following:
(1) Menstrual hygiene products are a health care
necessity and not an item that can be foregone or
(2) Access to menstrual hygiene products is a serious
and ongoing need in this State.
(3) When students do not have access to affordable
menstrual hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of
school every month.
(4) When students have access to quality menstrual
hygiene products, they are able to continue with their
daily lives with minimal interruption.
(b) In this Section:
"Menstrual hygiene products" means tampons and sanitary
napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
"School building" means any facility (i) that is owned or