Bill Text: NY A00529 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Provides 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 40-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-06-02 - substituted by s6572 [A00529 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00529-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         529--A

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced   by   M.   of   A.   L. ROSENTHAL,  LUPARDO,  PHEFFER AMATO,
          PEOPLES-STOKES, DE LA ROSA, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, JEAN-PIERRE, RICHARDSON,
          NIOU, WILLIAMS, GUNTHER, DAVILA, JOYNER, SOLAGES, HUNTER, GLICK, HYND-
          MAN, WALKER, PAULIN, DARLING,  CRUZ,  FERNANDEZ,  GRIFFIN,  GOTTFRIED,
          J. RIVERA,  DILAN,  AUBRY,  STECK, PICHARDO, BARRON, COLTON, ZINERMAN,
          OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  COOK,  DICKENS,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
          EPSTEIN, GALEF, M. MILLER, WALLACE, WALSH -- read once and referred to
          the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --  reported and referred to the
          Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        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.  Any provider of temporary housing
     4  assistance, which shall include but not be limited to, a family shelter,
     5  a  shelter  for  adults,  a  hotel,  an  emergency apartment, a domestic
     6  violence shelter, a runaway and homeless youth shelter, or a safe  house
     7  for  refugees,  shall  be required to provide feminine hygiene products,
     8  including, but not limited  to,  sanitary  napkins,  tampons  and  panty
     9  liners, at no cost to menstruating individuals.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00338-02-1
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