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1    AN ACT concerning public aid.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5adding Section 12-4.54 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/12-4.54 new)
7    Sec. 12-4.54. SNAP, WIC; diapers, menstrual hygiene
8products. If the United States Department of Agriculture's
9Food and Nutrition Service creates and makes available to the
10states a waiver permitting recipients of benefits provided
11under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the
12Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and
13Children to use their benefits to purchase diapers or
14menstrual hygiene products such as tampons, sanitary napkins,
15and feminine wipes, then the Department of Human Services
16shall apply for the waiver. If the United States Department of
17Agriculture approves the Department of Human Services' waiver
18application, then the Department of Human Services shall adopt
19rules and make other changes as necessary to implement the
20approved waiver.