assembly Bill A585A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to menstruating individuals receiving temporary housing assistance

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
Jun 13, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 07, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
May 25, 2017 print number 585a
May 25, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to social services
Jan 09, 2017 referred to social services

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A585 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §152-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A686

A585 - Summary

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.

A585 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   585

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  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 in homeless
  shelters

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
461-u to read as follows:
  § 461-U. FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS. ANY SHELTER FOR ADULTS, AS DEFINED
IN SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, WHICH IS CERTIFIED TO PROVIDE,  PURSUANT
TO THIS ARTICLE, TEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES TO ADULTS OR ANY FACILI-
TY  WHICH  IS  OPERATED  BY  A MUNICIPALITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING
SHELTER AND SERVICES TO HOMELESS SINGLE ADULTS, EXCLUDING THOSE  LOCATED
IN  A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, SHALL PROVIDE FEMI-
NINE HYGIENE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SANITARY  NAPKINS,
TAMPONS AND PANTY LINERS, AT NO COST TO MENSTRUATING INDIVIDUALS.
  §  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section  462  of the social services law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL PROVIDE THAT ALL FACILITIES EXERCISING CARE
OR CUSTODY OF CHILDREN OR PROVIDING CARE OR SHELTER TO  UNMARRIED  MOTH-
ERS,  EXCLUDING THOSE LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION
OR MORE, SHALL PROVIDE FEMININE  HYGIENE  PRODUCTS  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  SANITARY  NAPKINS, TAMPONS AND PANTY LINERS, AT NO COST TO
MENSTRUATING INDIVIDUALS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01937-01-7

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A585A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §152-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A686

A585A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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.

A585A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 585--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL,  LUPARDO,  HARRIS, PHEFFER AMATO,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, DE LA ROSA, SEAWRIGHT, JAFFEE, SIMOTAS, SIMON,  JENNE,
  ARROYO,   JEAN-PIERRE,   LIFTON,   WRIGHT,  TITUS,  RICHARDSON,  NIOU,
  WILLIAMS, GUNTHER, HOOPER, DAVILA,  JOYNER,  SOLAGES,  HUNTER,  GLICK,
  GOTTFRIED,  BLAKE, PAULIN, COLTON, M. G. MILLER, GJONAJ, CRESPO, BRIN-
  DISI, KEARNS, RIVERA, HYNDMAN, WALKER,  DILAN,  MAYER,  AUBRY,  STECK,
  PICHARDO,  BARRON  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. COOK, DICKENS,
  ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, M. L. MILLER, WALLACE, WALSH,  WEINSTEIN  --  read
  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Social Services -- 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:

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
152-c to read as follows:
  § 152-C. FEMININE  HYGIENE  PRODUCTS.  EXCEPT  IN  A  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICT  WITH  A  POPULATION  OF  FIVE MILLION OR MORE, ANY PROVIDER OF
TEMPORARY HOUSING ASSISTANCE, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
A FAMILY SHELTER, A SHELTER FOR ADULTS, A HOTEL, AN EMERGENCY APARTMENT,
A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER, A RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER, OR  A
SAFE  HOUSE  FOR REFUGEES, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FEMININE HYGIENE
PRODUCTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SANITARY NAPKINS,  TAMPONS  AND
PANTY LINERS, AT NO COST TO MENSTRUATING INDIVIDUALS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01937-02-7