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Wallace Passes Bill to Provide Female Students with Free Feminine Hygiene Products

04/28/2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to promote health and wellness for young women in schools across Illinois, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, introduced House Bill 3215, which requires feminine hygiene products to be available, at no cost to students, in the bathroom of school buildings.

“Our state’s schools should promote health, cleanliness and wellness among students as they grow and develop,” Wallace said. “Students spend much of their day at school and often experience social, emotional and physical changes there. I am working to make Illinois schools an example to all others on addressing issues that involve feminine hygiene and the development of young women.”

House Bill 3215 requires feminine hygiene products to be available, at no cost to students, in the bathroom of school buildings. This legislation applies to every Illinois public school, charter schools and Chicago Public Schools. There is no cost to the State Board of Education, and House Bill 3215 will impact the health and well-being of thousands of young women in Illinois.

“I am proud to sponsor a bill that protects our young women and resources that they may not have access to otherwise,” Wallace said. “No student should feel uncomfortable or embarrassed at school or miss class because she needs to address a natural physical issue. During critical years of growth and development, having access to free sanitary supplies will help young women stay focused on their studies and contribute to a better overall learning experience.”

For more information, please contact Wallace’s constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or at litesa@staterepwallace.com.


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