senate Bill S1724

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires information on violence against women including domestic violence and human trafficking to be provided to foreign, prospective wives coming to this country

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S1724 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2571
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-CC ยงยง470 - 474, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3875, A1387
2009-2010: A6404

S1724 - Summary

Requires information pertaining to violence against women including domestic violence and human trafficking to be provided to foreign, prospective wives entering this country.

S1724 - Sponsor Memo

S1724 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1724

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to educating
  foreign women entering this country as prospective spouses  about  the
  history  of the men they may be marrying and their rights as residents
  of the United States if they become victims of domestic violence

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "International Marriage Brokers Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings. In 1999, the Immigration and Naturalization
Service commissioned a study that  found  more  than  200  international
marriage brokers operating around the globe, arranging between 4,000 and
6,000  marriages  between  American  men  and  foreign women every year.
Today, the number of international marriage brokers is nearly 500 world-
wide and, based on the 1999 statistics,  20,000  to  30,000  women  have
entered  the United States using an international marriage broker in the
past five years. In 1993, the Commonwealth  Fund  estimated  that  seven
percent  of  American  women  who are married or living with someone are
physically abused in a year's time, and that the incidence is higher  in
mail-order  marriages.   The purpose of this act is to regulate interna-
tional marriage brokers and to inform prospective wives of  the  history
of  the  men  they  may be marrying and their rights as residents of the
United States if they become victims of domestic violence.
  S 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 28-CC
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 28-CC
                   INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKERS ACT
SECTION 470. DEFINITIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05008-01-3

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