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File #: Int 2019-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to require the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required by federal, state or local law or regulation.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2019, 2. Int. No. 2019, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20

Int. No. 2019

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Kallos, Chin and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of Title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.14 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.14 Requiring menstrual hygiene products. a. For the purposes of this section, “menstrual hygiene products” means tampons, sanitary napkins and other products for use in connection with the menstrual cycle. Such products must be produced using organic, hypoallergenic cotton, packaged using biodegradable products and utilize only non-plastic applicators, where practicable.

b. The department shall require the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required by federal, state or local law or regulation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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