senate Bill S4663

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Relates to meetings of the interagency task force on human trafficking and extends such provisions relating thereto; adds additional members to the board

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  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.639
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED 4663A
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Relates to meetings of the interagency task force on human trafficking and extends such provisions relating thereto; adds additional members to the board; requires meeting no less than three times per year and annual reporting.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5538A
Versions:
S4663
S4663A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §483-ee, Soc Serv L; amd §14, Chap 74 of 2007

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BILL NUMBER:S4663

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to the composition of the interagency task force on human trafficking
and their meetings; and to amend chapter 74 of the laws of 2007
amending the penal law, the criminal procedure law, the correction
law, the social services law, and the executive law relating to human
trafficking, in relation to extending the interagency task force on
human trafficking

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
extend and expand upon the Interagency Task Force on Human
Trafficking, originally established in 2007 and set to expire this
year, until 2017.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 483-ee of
the social services law, as added by chapter 74 of the laws of 2007,
subdivision (a), as amended by section 5 of part A-1 of chapter 56 of
the laws of 2010; and also amends section 14 of chapter 74 of the laws
of 2007 as amended by chapter 24 of the laws of 2011.

JUSTIFICATION: This Task Force, originally created in 2007 as a
result of Governor's Program bill
31 establishing criminal penalties for human trafficking in New York
State, was formed to collect data relating to the enactment of this
human trafficking law and to make recommendations on the effectiveness
of the provisions set forth in this new law and potential amendments.
Specifically, the task force was charged with: coordinating the
implementation of the new law; studying issues that may need further
reform, including ensuring that victims are properly protected and
assisted; collecting data on the extent of trafficking in the state;
and recommending best practices for training and community outreach to
help law enforcement, social service providers, prosecutors, defense
attorneys, and the general public to recognize trafficking situations.
The Task Force was also charged with measuring and evaluating the
state's progress in preventing trafficking and prosecuting persons
engaged in such trafficking.

As a result of this legislation, the Task Force issued one follow up
report in August of 2008. Since then, there have been no published
updates on the activity surrounding access to social services for
victims of human trafficking, the effectiveness of the law, and no
suggestions or amendments have been provided to the legislature for
review.

In order to bolster the efficiency, effectiveness and production of
this task force, this bill codifies the following enhancements.
First, seven new members of the task force will be appointed: four by
the two leaders of the houses of the legislature in order to have
hands on access to the most up to date information for policy makers.
Two appointments will be made by the governor based on the
recommendation of the not-for-profit organization in New York State
that receives the largest share of funds appropriated by and through
the state budget for providing services to victims of human
trafficking, and the final appointment will be made on the
recommendation of the President of the New York State Bar Association.


In addition, the Chairman of the task force will be required to create
sub committees to meet, gather specific information, formulate
recommendations and report back to the general task force on specific
elements of this multifaceted problem. Each subcommittee must include
at least one of the new seven new members. The task force will now be
required to meet at least three times per year and issue a report at
least annually.

The goal of all of these enhancements is to ensure that every possible
resource, in and out of government, is used effectively to protect
victims, prosecute the purveyors of these horrific activities, and put
as much of a stranglehold on the business of human trafficking as
possible in New York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately, with provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4663

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the  composition
  of the interagency task force on human trafficking and their meetings;
  and  to  amend  chapter 74 of the laws of 2007 amending the penal law,
  the criminal procedure law, the correction law,  the  social  services
  law,  and the executive law relating to human trafficking, in relation
  to extending the interagency task force on human trafficking

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  483-ee  of  the social services law, as added by
chapter 74 of the laws of 2007, subdivision (a) as amended by section  5
of  part  A-1  of  chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 483-ee. Establishment of interagency task force on  human  traffick-
ing.  (a)  There is established an interagency task force on trafficking
in persons, which shall consist of the following members or their desig-
nees: (1) the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services;
(2) the commissioner of the office of temporary and  disability  assist-
ance; (3) the commissioner of health; (4) the commissioner of the office
of mental health; (5) the commissioner of labor; (6) the commissioner of
the  office of children and family services; (7) the commissioner of the
office of alcoholism and substance abuse services; (8) the  director  of
the  office of victim services; (9) the executive director of the office
for the prevention of domestic violence; [and] (10)  the  superintendent
of  the  division of state police; AND THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL MEMBERS,
WHO SHALL BE PROMPTLY APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, EACH FOR A TERM OF  TWO
YEARS,  PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON'S MEMBERSHIP SHALL CONTINUE AFTER SUCH
TWO YEAR TERM UNTIL A SUCCESSOR IS APPOINTED AND PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT
A MEMBER MAY BE REAPPOINTED IF AGAIN RECOMMENDED IN THE MANNER SPECIFIED
IN THIS SUBDIVISION: (11) TWO MEMBERS, WHO SHALL  BE  APPOINTED  ON  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06522-06-3

S. 4663                             2

RECOMMENDATION  OF  THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE; (12) TWO
MEMBERS, WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SPEAKER  OF
THE  ASSEMBLY; (13) TWO MEMBERS, WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED ON THE RECOMMEN-
DATION  OF  THE  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  IN  NEW  YORK  STATE THAT
RECEIVES THE LARGEST SHARE OF FUNDS, APPROPRIATED  BY  AND  THROUGH  THE
STATE BUDGET, FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, AS
SHALL  BE  IDENTIFIED ANNUALLY IN WRITING BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET;
AND (14) ONE MEMBER, WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE
PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION; and others  as  may  be
necessary  to  carry  out  the  duties  and  responsibilities under this
section. The task force will be co-chaired by the commissioners  of  the
division  of  criminal  justice services and the office of temporary and
disability assistance, or their designees.  It shall meet as often as is
necessary, BUT NO LESS THAN THREE TIMES  PER  YEAR,  and  under  circum-
stances  as are appropriate to fulfilling its duties under this section.
ALL MEMBERS SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH WRITTEN NOTICE REASONABLY IN  ADVANCE
OF EACH MEETING WITH DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF SUCH MEETING.
  (b)  The task force shall: (1) collect and organize data on the nature
and extent of trafficking in persons in the state; (2)  identify  avail-
able  federal, state and local programs that provide services to victims
of trafficking, including but not limited to case  management,  housing,
health  care,  mental  health  counseling,  drug addiction screening and
treatment, language interpretation  and  translation  services,  English
language  instruction,  job  training and placement assistance, post-em-
ployment services for job retention, and services to assist the individ-
ual and any of his or her family members to establish a permanent  resi-
dence  in  New  York  state  or  the  United  States;  (3)  consult with
governmental and non-governmental organizations in developing  recommen-
dations  to  strengthen  state and local efforts to prevent trafficking,
protect and assist victims of trafficking and prosecute traffickers; (4)
establish  interagency  protocols  and  collaboration  between  federal,
state, and local law enforcement, state and governmental agencies, child
welfare  agencies,  and  non-governmental  organizations;  (5)  evaluate
approaches to increase  public  awareness  about  trafficking  and  make
recommendations  on  such  approaches; (6) evaluate the effectiveness of
training programs on human trafficking that have been designed  for  law
enforcement   personnel,  criminal  defense  attorneys,  social  service
providers and non-governmental organizations, and  make  recommendations
for  improving the quality and effectiveness of such programs; [and] (7)
measure and evaluate the progress of the state in  preventing  traffick-
ing,  protecting and providing assistance to victims of trafficking, and
prosecuting persons engaged in trafficking; AND (8) CONVENE ANY  SUBCOM-
MITTEE  NECESSARY,  PROVIDED  SUCH  SUBCOMMITTEE HAS AT LEAST ONE OF THE
MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE OR GOVERNOR, TO CONSIDER SPECIFIC ISSUES, INCLUDING, BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO: FEDERAL, STATE AND/OR LOCAL COOPERATION; JUVENILES AND HUMAN
TRAFFICKING;  THE  IMPORTANCE  OF  TRAINING  AND WHO SHOULD RECEIVE SUCH
TRAINING; HOW DATA IS COMPILED AND SHARED; SERVICES FOR AND TREATMENT OF
DOMESTIC VERSUS FOREIGN BORN VICTIMS.
  (c) [One year from the effective date of this section, or  earlier  if
deemed  appropriate, the task force shall report to the governor and the
legislature on these issues,] THE TASK FORCE SHALL REPORT TO THE  GOVER-
NOR,  THE  SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY,
THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE  MINORITY  LEADER  OF  THE
SENATE  NO  LESS  THAN  ANNUALLY, and it shall [thereafter] ADDITIONALLY

S. 4663                             3

issue such reports and recommendations as it deems  necessary  to  carry
out its duties and responsibilities.
  S  2. Section 14 of chapter 74 of the laws of 2007, amending the penal
law, the criminal procedure law, the correction law, the social services
law, and the executive law relating to human trafficking, as amended  by
chapter 24 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  14.    This  act  shall  take  effect on the first of November next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law;  provided  that
section 483-ee of the social services law, as added by section eleven of
this  act,  shall take effect immediately and shall remain in full force
and effect until September 1,  [2013]  2017  when  upon  such  date  the
provisions  of  such  section  shall  expire  and  be  deemed  repealed.
Provided, effective immediately, the addition, amendment  and/or  repeal
of any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of the
provisions  of  article  10-D  of  the  social services law, as added by
section eleven of this act, on its effective date are authorized  to  be
made on or before such effective date.
  S  3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
ments to section 483-ee of the social services law made by  section  one
of  this  act  shall  not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
deemed repealed therewith.

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