senate Bill S2683

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 28, 2019 referred to consumer protection

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S2683 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A357
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5955, A6834

S2683 (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.

S2683 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2683 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2683

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAYER,  BROOKS,  JACKSON,  LIU  -- 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 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
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

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

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