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File #: Int 1123-2016    Version: Name: Provision of feminine hygiene products.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Women's Issues
On agenda: 3/22/2016
Enactment date: 7/13/2016 Law number: 2016/083
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of feminine hygiene products
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Stephen T. Levin, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Fernando Cabrera , Elizabeth S. Crowley, Deborah L. Rose, Inez E. Dickens, Margaret S. Chin, Karen Koslowitz, Mark Treyger, Mathieu Eugene, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Daniel R. Garodnick, Laurie A. Cumbo, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: This bill would require that the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) provide a supply of feminine hygiene products to agencies operating or having oversight of providers operating temporary shelters sufficient to meet the needs of its residents. Temporary shelters means Department of Homeless Services family shelters and single adult women shelters, Department of Youth and Community Development shelters, and Human Resources Administration domestic violence shelters. The bill would also require DCAS to make available a supply of feminine hygiene products sufficient to meet the needs of youth in secure detention facilities operated by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), as well as youth in congregate care facilities operated by ACS who are awaiting placement with a licensed foster care agency.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1123-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1123, 4. Int. No. 1123 - 3/22/16, 5. March 22, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 6/2/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/2/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 6/2/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1123-A - 6/22/16, 10. Committee Report 6/20/16, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/20/16, 12. June 21, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-16, 16. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 14, 2016 held on June 21, 2016, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2016, 18. Local Law 83
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6/20/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Women's Issues Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1123-A

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Levin, Ferreras-Copeland, Rodriguez, Cabrera, Crowley, Rose, Dickens, Chin, Koslowitz, Treyger, Eugene, Menchaca, Kallos, Cohen, Garodnick, Cumbo, Rosenthal, Lander and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of feminine hygiene products

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 12 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 12-207 to read as follows:

§ 12-207 Availability of feminine hygiene products.

a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Feminine hygiene products. The term “feminine hygiene products” means tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.

Temporary shelters. The term “temporary shelters” means department of homeless services family with children shelters, adult family shelters, single adult women shelters and single adult men shelters; and human resources administration domestic violence shelters and HIV/AIDS services administration (HASA) shelters.

b. The department of citywide administrative services shall make available to agencies operating or having oversight of providers operating temporary shelters a supply of feminine hygiene products sufficient to meet the needs of residents.  The department shall also make available a supply of feminine hygiene products sufficient to meet the needs of youth in secure detention facilities operated by the administration for children’s services, as well as youth in congregate care facilities operated by the administration for children’s services who are awaiting placement with a licensed foster care agency.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law. 

 

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LS #4307 / LS#5625

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