102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/22/2021, by Rep. Barbara Hernandez and Margaret Croke
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human
Services to adopt rules that permit recipients of benefits provided under
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Women,
Children (WIC) program, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
program to use their benefits to purchase menstrual hygiene products.
Requires the Department to apply for any waiver or State Plan amendment, if
required, to implement the provisions of the amendatory Act. Provides that
implementation shall be contingent on federal approval.
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AN ACT concerning public aid.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 12-4.54 as follows:
(305 ILCS 5/12-4.54 new)
SNAP, TANF, WIC; menstrual hygiene products.
The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules that permit
recipients of benefits provided under the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program, the Women,
Infant, and Children
(WIC) program, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
program established under Article IV of this Code to use their
benefits to purchase menstrual hygiene products. The
Department shall apply for any waiver or State Plan amendment,
if required, to implement this Section. Implementation of this
Section shall be contingent on federal approval.