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.
LS #4307 / LS#5625