senate Bill S6282

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "New York State Transparency in Supply Chains Act"

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection
Jun 03, 2019 referred to rules

S6282 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9537
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-mm, Gen Bus L; add §220, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S748, A3328

S6282 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "New York State Transparency in Supply Chains Act" which requires businesses to fully disclose efforts being taken to eliminate human trafficking within the supply chain process and provide those disclosures to consumers.

S6282 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6282 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6282

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the tax law, in relation to
  enacting the "New York State Transparency in Supply Chains  Act",  and
  to  require businesses within the state to disclose their preventative
  measures against human trafficking

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York state transparency in supply chains act".
  § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that human traf-
ficking is a crime under state, federal and international law, and  that
these  crimes  exist  in every country, including the United States, and
the state of New York. As a result of the criminal nature of human traf-
ficking, this crime is often difficult to uncover and  track.    Signif-
icant  legislative  efforts  have  been  made  to capture and punish the
perpetrators of this crime and also to  ensure  that  victims  of  human
trafficking  are  provided  with  the  necessary rights and protections.
However, legislative  efforts  to  address  the  market  for  goods  and
products tainted by human trafficking have been lacking, with the market
being  a  key impetus for these crimes. Studies have shown that a number
of goods from all over the world are believed to be produced  by  forced
labor  or  child  labor  in  violation  of  international standards, and
consumers and businesses are  inadvertently  promoting  and  sanctioning
these  crimes  through the purchase of goods and products that have been
tainted in  the  supply  chain.  Absent  public  available  disclosures,
consumers  are  at a disadvantage in being able to distinguish companies
on the merits of their efforts to supply products free from the taint of
human trafficking. Consumers are at a  disadvantage  in  being  able  to
force  the  eradication  of human trafficking by way of their purchasing
decisions. The purpose of this law is to ensure that large retailers and

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

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