senate Bill S748

2021-2022 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 05, 2022 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
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.
Mar 02, 2021 1st report cal.486
Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection

S748 (ACTIVE) - Details

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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S6282
2023-2024: S4442

S748 (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.

S748 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S748 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 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
   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
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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