senate Bill S5955B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to human trafficking awareness and training

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Consumer Protection Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 25, 2018 print number 5955b
Apr 25, 2018 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Feb 06, 2018 print number 5955a
Feb 06, 2018 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
Jun 21, 2017 committed to rules
May 22, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2017 1st report cal.1001
May 08, 2017 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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May 16, 2017 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S5955
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

aye wr (3)

S5955 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6834B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L

S5955 - Summary

Relates to human trafficking awareness and training; requires employees of lodging facilities to have training in the recognition of a human trafficking victim; requires the division of criminal justice services, the office of temporary and disability assistance and the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking to approve a human trafficking recognition training program.

S5955 - Sponsor Memo

S5955 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5955

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- 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 human traffick-
  ing awareness and training

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
205 to read as follows:
  S 205. HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS AND TRAINING. 1.  HUMAN TRAFFICKING
RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM.  A. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LODGING
FACILITY"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  HOTEL, MOTEL, MOTOR COURT, APARTMENT HOTEL,
RESORT, INN, BOARDING HOUSE, ROOMING HOUSE OR LODGING HOUSE.
  B. EVERY LODGING FACILITY SHALL REQUIRE ALL  EMPLOYEES  TO  UNDERGO  A
HUMAN  TRAFFICKING  RECOGNITION  TRAINING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN
THE RECOGNITION OF A HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM AS DEFINED IN SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE-AA  OF  THE  SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW.  SUCH  TRAINING
PROGRAM  SHALL  BE APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
AND THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY  ASSISTANCE  IN  CONSULTATION
WITH THE NEW YORK STATE INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING. THE
TRAINING  PROGRAM  MAY  BE  DEVELOPED BY A FEDERAL, STATE, OR NON-PROFIT
ORGANIZATION, AND MAY BE INCORPORATED AS PART OF THE LODGING  FACILITY'S
EXISTING  TRAINING  PROGRAMS  OR  MAY  BE  PROVIDED  BY ORGANIZATIONS OR
PROVIDERS IDENTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  THE  DIVISION  OF  CRIMINAL
JUSTICE  SERVICES  OR  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE, PROVIDED THAT THE TRAINING INCLUDES  ALL  OF  THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
  C.  ANY HUMAN TRAFFICKING RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY  AND
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE INTERAGEN-
CY  TASK  FORCE  ON  HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS REQUIRED IN THIS SECTION SHALL
ADDRESS NO LESS THAN THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10352-02-7

S5955A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6834B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L

S5955A - Summary

Relates to human trafficking awareness and training; requires employees of lodging facilities to have training in the recognition of a human trafficking victim; requires the division of criminal justice services, the office of temporary and disability assistance and the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking to approve a human trafficking recognition training program.

S5955A - Sponsor Memo

S5955A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5955--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to human traffick-
  ing awareness and training

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
205 to read as follows:
  S 205. HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS AND TRAINING. 1.  HUMAN TRAFFICKING
RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM.  A. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LODGING
FACILITY"  SHALL MEAN ANY INN, HOTEL, MOTEL, MOTOR COURT OR OTHER ESTAB-
LISHMENT THAT PROVIDES LODGING TO TRANSIENT GUESTS. SUCH TERM SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE  AN ESTABLISHMENT TREATED AS A DWELLING UNIT FOR THE PURPOSES OF
ANY STATE OR LOCAL LAW OR REGULATION OR AN ESTABLISHMENT LOCATED  WITHIN
A  BUILDING  THAT  HAS  FIVE  OR LESS ROOMS FOR RENT OR HIRE AND THAT IS
ACTUALLY OCCUPIED AS A RESIDENCE BY THE PROPRIETOR  OF  SUCH  ESTABLISH-
MENT.
  B.  EVERY  LODGING FACILITY SHALL REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE LIKELY
TO INTERACT OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH GUESTS TO UNDERGO  A  HUMAN  TRAF-
FICKING RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN THE RECOGNI-
TION  OF  A  HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM AS DEFINED IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED
EIGHTY-THREE-AA OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. SUCH TRAINING PROGRAM  SHALL
BE  APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE OFFICE
OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE NEW YORK
STATE INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING. THE TRAINING  PROGRAM
MAY  BE  DEVELOPED  BY A FEDERAL, STATE, OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, AND
MAY BE INCORPORATED AS PART OF THE LODGING FACILITY'S EXISTING  TRAINING
PROGRAMS  OR MAY BE PROVIDED BY ORGANIZATIONS OR PROVIDERS IDENTIFIED BY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10352-08-8

S5955B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6834B
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L

S5955B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to human trafficking awareness and training; requires employees of lodging facilities to have training in the recognition of a human trafficking victim; requires the division of criminal justice services, the office of temporary and disability assistance and the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking to approve a human trafficking recognition training program.

S5955B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5955B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5955--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to human traffick-
  ing awareness and training for certain lodging facility employees

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
205 to read as follows:
  S 205. HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS AND TRAINING. 1.  HUMAN TRAFFICKING
RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM.  A. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LODGING
FACILITY" SHALL MEAN ANY INN, HOTEL, MOTEL, MOTOR COURT OR OTHER  ESTAB-
LISHMENT  THAT PROVIDES LODGING TO TRANSIENT GUESTS. SUCH TERM SHALL NOT
INCLUDE AN ESTABLISHMENT TREATED AS A DWELLING UNIT FOR THE PURPOSES  OF
ANY  STATE OR LOCAL LAW OR REGULATION OR AN ESTABLISHMENT LOCATED WITHIN
A BUILDING THAT HAS FIVE OR LESS ROOMS FOR RENT  OR  HIRE  AND  THAT  IS
ACTUALLY  OCCUPIED  AS  A RESIDENCE BY THE PROPRIETOR OF SUCH ESTABLISH-
MENT.
  B. EVERY LODGING FACILITY SHALL REQUIRE ALL EMPLOYEES WHO  ARE  LIKELY
TO  INTERACT  OR  COME INTO CONTACT WITH GUESTS TO UNDERGO A HUMAN TRAF-
FICKING RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN THE RECOGNI-
TION OF A HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED
EIGHTY-THREE-AA  OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. SUCH TRAINING PROGRAM SHALL
BE ESTABLISHED OR APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE  SERVICES
AND  THE  OFFICE  OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE NEW YORK STATE INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING. THE
TRAINING PROGRAM MAY BE DEVELOPED BY A  FEDERAL,  STATE,  OR  NON-PROFIT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10352-10-8

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