senate Bill S6572

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 22, 2021 approval memo.146
signed chap.794
Dec 10, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.283
substituted for a529a
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1298
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 19, 2021 reported and committed to finance
May 06, 2021 referred to social services

Votes

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May 24, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S6572
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 19, 2021 - Social Services committee Vote

S6572
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Social Services Committee Vote: May 19, 2021

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S6572 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A529
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

S6572 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides feminine hygiene products at no cost to menstruating individuals in homeless shelters, including, but not limited to, sanitary napkins, tampons and panty liners.

S6572 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6572 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6572
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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.  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.
                                                            LBD00338-03-1


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