assembly Bill A686

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
May 30, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to social services

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A686 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §152-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A585

A686 (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.

A686 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   686

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (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:

  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.
                                                           LBD00519-01-9