Bill Text: NY A00686 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to menstruating individuals in homeless shelters, including, but not limited to, sanitary napkins, tampons and panty liners.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 47-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-30 - reported referred to ways and means [A00686 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00686-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           686
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced   by   M.   of   A.   L. ROSENTHAL,  LUPARDO,  PHEFFER AMATO,
          PEOPLES-STOKES, DE LA ROSA, SEAWRIGHT, JAFFEE, SIMOTAS, SIMON, ARROYO,
          JEAN-PIERRE,  LIFTON,  WRIGHT,  TITUS,  RICHARDSON,  NIOU,   WILLIAMS,
          GUNTHER,  DAVILA,  JOYNER,  SOLAGES,  HUNTER,  GLICK, HYNDMAN, WALKER,
          PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, BLAKE, COLTON, M. G. MILLER, CRESPO, RIVERA, DILAN,
          AUBRY, STECK, PICHARDO, BARRON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,
          DICKENS, ENGLEBRIGHT, EPSTEIN, GALEF, M. L. MILLER, WALLACE, WALSH  --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services
        AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing femi-
          nine hygiene products at no cost  to  adults  and  children  receiving
          temporary housing assistance
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
     2  152-c to read as follows:
     3    §  152-c.  Feminine  hygiene  products.  Except  in  a social services
     4  district with a population of five million  or  more,  any  provider  of
     5  temporary housing assistance, which shall include but not be limited to,
     6  a family shelter, a shelter for adults, a hotel, an emergency apartment,
     7  a  domestic violence shelter, a runaway and homeless youth shelter, or a
     8  safe house for refugees, shall be required to provide  feminine  hygiene
     9  products,  including,  but not limited to, sanitary napkins, tampons and
    10  panty liners, at no cost to menstruating individuals.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00519-01-9
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