senate Bill S672

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to a civil cause of action for human trafficking

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Current Bill Status - Delivered to Governor


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.424
substituted for a3186
May 11, 2021 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 01, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 23, 2021 1st report cal.401
Feb 11, 2021 committee discharged and committed to social services
Jan 06, 2021 referred to children and families

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S672 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3186
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §483-bb, Soc Serv L; amd §212, CPLR
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7669, A9772

S672 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to a civil cause of action for human trafficking; allows for actions relating to human trafficking to be commenced within fifteen years after the victimization has occurred.

S672 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S672 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    672
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law and the civil practice  law  and
   rules, in relation to a civil cause of action for human trafficking

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 483-bb of  the  social  services
 law,  as  amended by chapter 189 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read
 as follows:
   (c) (I) An individual who is a victim of  the  conduct  prohibited  by
 section  230.33, 230.34, 230.34-a, 135.35 or 135.37 of the penal law may
 bring a civil  action  against  the  perpetrator  or  whoever  knowingly
 advances  or  profits  from,  or whoever should have known he or she was
 advancing or profiting from, an act  in  violation  of  section  230.33,
 230.34,  230.34-a,  135.35 or 135.37 of the penal law to recover ACTUAL,
 COMPENSATORY AND PUNITIVE damages [and], INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, ANY COMBINA-
 TION OF THOSE OR ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE RELIEF,  AS  WELL  AS  reasonable
 attorney's fees.
   (II) AN ACTION BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE COMMENCED
 WITHIN  FIFTEEN  YEARS  OF  THE DATE ON WHICH THE TRAFFICKING VICTIM WAS
 FREED FROM THE TRAFFICKING SITUATION OR, IF THE VICTIM WAS A MINOR  WHEN
 THE ACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AGAINST THE VICTIM OCCURRED, WITHIN FIFTEEN
 YEARS AFTER THE DATE THE VICTIM ATTAINS THE AGE OF MAJORITY.
   (III)  IF  A  PERSON ENTITLED TO SUE IS UNDER A DISABILITY AT THE TIME
 THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES SO THAT IT IS  IMPOSSIBLE  OR  IMPRACTICABLE
 FOR  HIM  OR  HER TO BRING AN ACTION UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TIME OF
 THE DISABILITY IS NOT PART OF THE TIME LIMITED FOR THE  COMMENCEMENT  OF
 THE  ACTION.  DISABILITY WILL TOLL THE RUNNING OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITA-
 TIONS FOR THIS ACTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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