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A08783 Summary:

BILL NOA08783
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07697
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 152-c, Soc Serv L (as proposed in S.6572 & A.529-A)
 
Provides menstrual products at no cost to menstruating individuals in temporary shelters, including, but not limited to, sanitary napkins, tampons and panty liners.
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A08783 Actions:

BILL NOA08783
 
01/12/2022referred to social services
01/25/2022reported
01/27/2022advanced to third reading cal.339
01/31/2022substituted by s7697
 S07697 AMEND= HINCHEY
 01/07/2022REFERRED TO RULES
 01/10/2022ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.25
 01/24/2022PASSED SENATE
 01/24/2022DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 01/24/2022referred to social services
 01/31/2022substituted for a8783
 01/31/2022ordered to third reading cal.339
 01/31/2022passed assembly
 01/31/2022returned to senate
 02/24/2022DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 02/24/2022SIGNED CHAP.72
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A08783 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8783
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to providing menstrual products at no cost to adults and children receiving temporary shelter   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would clarify the types of shelters that would be required to provide an adequate supply of feminine hygiene products at no cost to adults and children.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends chapter 974 of the laws of 2021 by substituting new wording for feminine hygiene products and clarifying the term temporary shelter. Section 2 provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The purpose of this bill is to ensure the State can enforce the require- ments by applying them to homeless shelters that the state oversees. Additionally, the bill would ensure that an adequate supply of products must be made available to those individuals in need.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the social services law relating to providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to adults and children receiving temporary housing assistance, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.6572 and A.529-A, takes effect.
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A08783 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8783
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 12, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        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  providing
          menstrual  products at no cost to adults and children receiving tempo-
          rary shelter
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section  152-c  of the social services law, as added by a
     2  chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the social services law relating to
     3  providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to  adults  and  children
     4  receiving temporary housing assistance, as proposed in legislative bills
     5  numbers S. 6572 and A. 529-A, is amended to read as follows:
     6    §  152-c.  [Feminine  hygiene]  Menstrual  products.   Any provider of
     7  temporary [housing assistance, which shall include but  not  be  limited
     8  to, a family shelter, a shelter for adults, a hotel, an emergency apart-
     9  ment, a domestic violence shelter, a runaway and homeless youth shelter,
    10  or  a safe house for refugees,] shelter that is reimbursed from state or
    11  state-administered grants or funds shall be required to  provide  [femi-
    12  nine hygiene] an adequate number of menstrual products commensurate with
    13  an  individual's needs, including, but not limited to, sanitary napkins,
    14  tampons and panty liners,  at  no  cost  to  [menstruating]  individuals
    15  requiring  such products. For purposes of this section, "temporary shel-
    16  ter" shall include but not be limited to a family shelter, a shelter for
    17  adults, a hotel, an emergency apartment, a domestic violence shelter,  a
    18  runaway and homeless youth shelter, or a safe house for refugees.
    19    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
    20  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the social services law
    21  relating to providing feminine hygiene products at no cost to adults and
    22  children receiving temporary housing assistance, as proposed in legisla-
    23  tive bills numbers S. 6572 and A.529-A, takes effect.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00338-04-2
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