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Bill to provide free tampons in schools with low-income students heads to governor's desk

 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
(Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

A bill to provide free menstrual products in public schools with low-income students is heading to the governor's desk. 

AB 10 by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) would require Title I-funded schools with students in grades six through 12 to stock restrooms with feminine hygiene products. It passed the Assembly 63-0 on Monday, and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. 

"We hear stories about young girls who miss school on a daily basis or extend the use of their menstrual products and get infected," Garcia said on the Assembly floor before the vote. 

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