senate Bill S244A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2021 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
amended 244a
Mar 02, 2021 1st report cal.485
Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection

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S244 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A887
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5955, A6834
2019-2020: S2683, A357

S244 - 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.

S244 - Sponsor Memo

S244 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    244
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. MAYER, BIAGGI, BROOKS, JACKSON, LIU, MYRIE -- 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

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S244A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A887
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §205, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5955, A6834
2019-2020: S2683, A357

S244A (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.

S244A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S244A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  244--A
     Cal. No. 485
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MAYER,  BIAGGI,  BROOKS, GOUNARDES, JACKSON, LIU,
   MYRIE -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed  to the Committee on Consumer Protection -- reported favora-
   bly from said committee, ordered to first  report,  amended  on  first
   report,  ordered  to  a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining
   its place in the order of second report
 
 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
 

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