Int. No. 1128-A
By Council Members Ferreras-Copeland, The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito), Rodriguez, Dromm, Williams, Cabrera, Garodnick, Crowley, Vacca, Constantinides, Rose, Dickens, Chin, Rosenthal, Koslowitz, Treyger, Levin, Eugene, Koo, Levine, King, Menchaca, Kallos, Cohen, Cumbo, Lander, Barron and Ulrich
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of feminine hygiene products in schools
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 8 of title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-968 to read as follows:
§ 21-968 Provision of feminine hygiene products in schools.
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.
School building. The term “school building” means any facility that is leased by the department or over which the department has care, custody and control, in which there is a public school, including a charter school, serving female students in grades six through twelve.
b. The department shall make feminine hygiene products available at no cost to students in bathrooms of school buildings.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after enactment.