senate Bill S8305

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to services for victims of human trafficking

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Current Bill Status Via A9566 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 24, 2018 signed chap.238
Aug 13, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1731
substituted for s8305
Jun 12, 2018 substituted by a9566
ordered to third reading cal.1731
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 30, 2018 referred to social services

S8305 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9566
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§483-aa & 483-bb, Soc Serv L

S8305 - Summary

Relates to services for victims of human trafficking including short-term and long-term safe housing.

S8305 - Sponsor Memo

S8305 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8305

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  services  for
  victims of human trafficking

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

  Section 1. Section 483-aa of the social services  law  is  amended  by
adding two new subdivisions (c) and (d) to read as follows:
  (C) "SHORT-TERM SAFE HOUSE" MEANS A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY OPERATED BY A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  AGENCY  WITH  EXPERIENCE  IN PROVIDING SERVICES TO HUMAN
TRAFFICKING VICTIMS, THAT PROVIDES EMERGENCY SHELTER, SERVICES AND  CARE
TO  HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS INCLUDING FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, MEDICAL
CARE,  COUNSELING  AND  APPROPRIATE  CRISIS  INTERVENTION  SERVICES  AND
PROMOTES A SAFE LIVING ENVIRONMENT.
  (D)  "LONG-TERM SAFE HOUSE" MEANS A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY OPERATED BY A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT AGENCY WITH EXPERIENCE IN  PROVIDING  SERVICES  TO  HUMAN
TRAFFICKING VICTIMS, THAT PROVIDES SHELTER FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
AND  PROMOTES  A  SAFE LIVING ENVIRONMENT. IN ADDITION, A LONG-TERM SAFE
HOUSE SHALL PROVIDE OR ASSIST WITH SECURING NECESSARY SERVICES FOR  SUCH
HUMAN  TRAFFICKING  VICTIMS EITHER THROUGH DIRECT PROVISION OF SERVICES,
OR THROUGH WRITTEN AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER COMMUNITY AND  PUBLIC  AGENCIES
FOR  THE  PROVISION  OF  SERVICES  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOUSING,
ASSESSMENT, CASE MANAGEMENT, MEDICAL  CARE,  LEGAL,  MENTAL  HEALTH  AND
SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER SERVICES. SUCH SAFE HOUSE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH A
SERVICE PLAN FOR SUCH HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM, SHALL ALSO PROVIDE COUN-
SELING AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES,  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  INCLUDING  LIFE
SKILLS  SERVICES,  JOB  TRAINING  AND PLACEMENT AND PLANNING SERVICES TO
SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION SUCH PERSON BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY.
  S 2. Subdivision (b) of section 483-bb of the social services law,  as
added by chapter 74 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (b)  [In  providing  such assistance, the] THE office of temporary and
disability assistance [may] SHALL enter into contracts with  non-govern-
ment  organizations for providing services to [pre-certified] victims of
human trafficking as defined in subdivision [(b)] (A)  of  section  four

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

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