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

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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]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                           529

                               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 -- 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

        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.
                                                                   LBD00338-01-1
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