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Rozic’s Bill to Combat Price Discrimination Passes State Assembly

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June 14, 2019 By Max Murray

A bill passed the New York State Assembly Tuesday that would prohibit companies from charging more for consumer products aimed toward women.

Items such as razors, shaving cream, and even toys are commonly priced higher when targeting female consumers, according to a New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) study.

The bill prohibits businesses from charging consumers different prices for similar goods, based on the person’s gender.

The DCA determined in its study, From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer, that overall, products for women cost 7 percent more than products aimed toward men. In the case of personal care products alone, the DCA found that on average women’s items cost 13 percent more than similar male products.

“The pink tax is a form of institutionalized discrimination that continuously hits women’s wallets from the cradle to the grave,” said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, who sponsored the bill. “It is no surprise that women spend significantly more money over the course of their lifetime on similar products.”

Rozic, who represents the 25th Assembly District, has been the Chair of the Task Force on Women’s Issues since 2017.

Rozic’s bill has yet to pass the state senate. She is hopeful that it will pass before the legislative session ends next week, according to her Legislative Director Hudy Rosenberg.

The bill would not prohibit retail establishments from passing on the price set by a manufacturer, distributor or other entity out from the control of the retailer.

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