SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –To ensure that every student has access to necessary health products, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, has introduced a measure that would require schools to provide free feminine hygiene products in the bathrooms of school buildings.
“By having feminine hygiene products easily available, we can allow our students to continue with their day with minimal distraction,” Wallace said. “Such products are a necessity, not a luxury.”
Wallace introduced House Bill 3215, which would mandate school building bathrooms that serve students from grade six through 12 to have tampons or sanitary napkins freely available. The proposal includes public and charter schools, and aims to ensure that students do not miss class time.
“This is something in particular that can assist low-income students,” Wallace said. “There are many young women who unfortunately do not receive the products they need from home because they cannot afford it. This measure would allow them to receive the products they need to go to school and live a healthy life.”
For more information, please contact Wallace’s constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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