assembly Bill A357

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to human trafficking awareness and training for certain lodging facility employees

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to economic development

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A357 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2683
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6834, S5955

A357 (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.

A357 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   357

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, HUNTER, RICHARDSON, DE LA ROSA, CRESPO,
  SIMON, JAFFEE, GALEF, D'URSO, BLAKE, MOSLEY, GOTTFRIED, ABBATE, ORTIZ,
  RIVERA,  CROUCH,  GIGLIO,  McDONOUGH,  QUART,  BICHOTTE,  OTIS,  FAHY,
  WEPRIN,  NIOU  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. COOK, JEAN-PIERRE,
  MORINELLO, WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Econom-
  ic Development

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:
  § 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

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