senate Bill S5955

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to human trafficking awareness and training

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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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Aye
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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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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

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S5955 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6834
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง205, 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 to approve a human trafficking recognition training program; requires the posting of information on the national human trafficking hotline telephone number.

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

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