The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban the sale of toilet paper in restrooms, and the House is expected to follow suit next week.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D.
Pa.), would prohibit businesses from selling toilet paper for more than three days per month.
The Senate bill also includes an exemption for businesses with more than 50 employees.
The House version of the bill would allow businesses with up to 500 employees to sell toilet paper during business hours.
“This is a great step forward to stop this practice and help keep the public safe,” Schatz said in a statement.
“I am grateful that my colleagues are committed to ensuring Americans are not going to have to resort to a potentially hazardous practice.
I will work with them to make this legislation law.”