Int. No. 1122-A
By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Ferreras-Copeland, Rodriguez, Cabrera, Crowley, Vacca, Constantinides, Rose, Dickens, Chin, Koslowitz, Treyger, Eugene, Menchaca, Kallos, Cohen, Garodnick, Cumbo, Rosenthal, Lander, Levin and Barron
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that the department of correction issue feminine hygiene products to inmates
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-141 to read as follows:
§ 9-141 Feminine hygiene products. All female inmates in the custody of the department shall be provided, at the department’s expense, with feminine hygiene products as soon as practicable upon request. All female individuals arrested and detained in the custody of the department for at least 48 hours shall be provided, at the department’s expense, with feminine hygiene products as soon as practicable upon request. For purposes of this section, “feminine hygiene products” means tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
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