assembly Bill A529

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 23, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to social services

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A529 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §152-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A585
2019-2020: A686

A529 (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.

A529 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    529
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (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:
 
   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.
                                                            LBD00338-01-1