assembly Bill A347

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to feminine hygiene product access in schools

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
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Jan 05, 2017 referred to health

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A347 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2508, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A10239

A347 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to feminine hygiene product access in schools; requires the commissioner of health to establish a demonstration program in fifteen low income areas throughout the state to provide free feminine hygiene products to be accessible to all middle and high school students in each district.

A347 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   347

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  feminine  hygiene
  product access in schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2508 to read as follows:
  § 2508. FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCT ACCESS IN SCHOOLS. 1. THE COMMISSION-
ER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FREE FEMININE
HYGIENE PRODUCTS IN FIFTEEN LOW INCOME AREAS  THROUGHOUT  THE  STATE  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  THIS SECTION. THE COMMISSIONER MAY UTILIZE PUBLIC-PRI-
VATE PARTNERSHIPS TO PROVIDE SUCH FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS  OR  FUNDING
THEREFOR.
  2.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY FIFTEEN MUNICIPALITIES, OUTSIDE OF
A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THAT HAVE  THE  HIGHEST
CHILD  POVERTY  RATES  IN THE STATE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL USE THE MOST
UP-TO-DATE CENSUS DATA AVAILABLE IN SELECTING SUCH MUNICIPALITIES.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  EDUCA-
TION,  SHALL WORK WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE MUNICIPALITIES IDENTIFIED
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION TO PROVIDE FREE FEMI-
NINE HYGIENE PRODUCTS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL  MIDDLE  AND  HIGH  SCHOOL
STUDENTS IN EACH DISTRICT. SUCH AMOUNT MAY BE ADJUSTED FROM TIME TO TIME
BASED  ON  UTILIZATION.  THE COMMISSIONER, THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL WORK TO ENSURE THAT SUCH  PRODUCTS  SHALL
BE AVAILABLE IN A CONVENIENT MANNER THAT DOES NOT STIGMATIZE ANY STUDENT
SEEKING SUCH PRODUCTS.
  4.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCA-
TION, SHALL REPORT TO THE SPEAKER OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  AND  THE  TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT  OF  THE SENATE WITHIN FIFTEEN MONTHS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01787-02-7