The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation requiring public schools to provide free feminine hygiene products in girls' bathrooms.
It would apply for schools with grades six through 12.
State Rep. Litesa Wallace, a Democrat from Rockford, sponsored the legislation.
"This is another way to make sure that we not only are keeping the young lady discreet and with dignity; it's a public health issue,” she said.
Wallace said it's no different from supplying hand soap and paper towels.