assembly Bill A7777A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes coverage for menstrual products under the supplemental nutrition assistance program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
May 05, 2022 print number 7777a
May 05, 2022 amend and recommit to social services
Jan 05, 2022 referred to social services
May 21, 2021 referred to social services

A7777 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

A7777 - Summary

Provides an additional monthly public assistance allowance of $10 for menstrual products, including but not limited to, tampons, sanitary napkins, cups and panty liners.

A7777 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7777
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Social Services
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to including cover-
   age for menstrual products under the supplemental nutrition assistance
   program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  of  paragraph  (a) of subdivision 7 of
 section 95 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 342 of  the
 laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   (i) May be redeemed for SNAP benefits at designated redemption centers
 by  the  recipient  or by an authorized representative. When an eligible
 recipient under this section is issued SNAP benefits, such SNAP benefits
 may be used to purchase food items  AND MENSTRUAL  PRODUCTS,  INCLUDING,
 BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  TAMPONS, PADS, CUPS AND PANTY LINERS from a food
 distributor by the recipient or by an authorized representative. Recipi-
 ents shall be able to  use  SNAP  benefits  to  purchase  groceries  AND
 MENSTRUAL  PRODUCTS,  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TAMPONS, PADS, CUPS
 AND PANTY LINERS from eligible online  grocery  retailers  and  to  have
 groceries  delivered pursuant to federal laws and regulations. Any other
 transfer or sale of authorizations to participate or SNAP benefits shall
 constitute an unauthorized use of said authorizations or benefits;
   § 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of section  95
 of  the  social  services  law,  as separately amended by chapter 41 and
 section 3 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of  2012,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   (i) May be redeemed for SNAP benefits at designated redemption centers
 by  the  recipient  or by an authorized representative. When an eligible
 recipient under this section is issued SNAP benefits, such SNAP benefits
 may be used to purchase food items AND  MENSTRUAL  PRODUCTS,  INCLUDING,
 BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO, TAMPONS, PADS, CUPS, AND PANTY LINERS from a food
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A7777A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-a, Soc Serv L

A7777A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an additional monthly public assistance allowance of $10 for menstrual products, including but not limited to, tampons, sanitary napkins, cups and panty liners.

A7777A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7777--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Social Services -- recommitted to the Committee on Social
   Services in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  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 an
   additional monthly  allowance  for  menstrual  products  under  public
   assistance
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 131-a of the social  services  law
 is amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
   (F)  AN ADDITIONAL TEN DOLLARS PER MONTH FOR THE PURCHASE OF MENSTRUAL
 PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TAMPONS, SANITARY NAPKINS,  CUPS
 AND PANTY LINERS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11368-03-2