101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.63
105 ILCS 5/34-18.56
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school district shall make
feminine hygiene products available, at no cost to students, in each
bathroom of every school building (rather than in bathrooms of school
buildings). Effective immediately.
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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 feminine hygiene products.
(a) The General Assembly finds the following:
(1) Feminine hygiene products are a health care
necessity and not an item that can be foregone or
(2) Access to feminine hygiene products is a serious
and ongoing need in this State.
(3) When students do not have access to affordable
feminine hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of
school every month.
(4) When students have access to quality feminine
hygiene products, they are able to continue with their
daily lives with minimal interruption.
(b) In this Section:
"Feminine 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