senate Bill S924

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires law enforcement and district attorneys offices to advise human trafficking victims of the availability of social and legal services

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Current Bill Status Via A3331 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 09, 2021 approval memo.58
signed chap.658
Nov 29, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1619
substituted for s924
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a3331
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1619
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 23, 2021 committee discharged and committed to social services
Jan 06, 2021 referred to children and families

S924 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3331
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §483-cc, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8042, A7967

S924 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires law enforcement agencies and district attorney's offices to advise human trafficking victims of the availability of social and legal services; unless law enforcement agencies and district attorney's offices are notified by the victim that they do not want such services, such law enforcement agency shall contact the appropriate provider and request that a representative be provided.

S924 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S924 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    924
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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, in relation to  advising  human
   trafficking victims of the availability of social and legal services

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 483-cc of the social services  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision (c) to read as follows:
   (C) PROMPTLY UPON AN ENCOUNTER WITH A PERSON WHO REASONABLY APPEARS TO
 A  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY  OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO BE A HUMAN
 TRAFFICKING VICTIM, OR A PERSON WHO IDENTIFIES HIMSELF OR HERSELF  AS  A
 HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM, SUCH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR DISTRICT ATTOR-
 NEY'S  OFFICE  SHALL  ADVISE  SUCH  PERSON  OF  THE  AVAILABILITY OF THE
 SERVICES OF SPECIFIC, ESTABLISHED PROVIDERS OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL SERVICES
 TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.  EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL  SERVICES
 SHALL  MAINTAIN  AND  SHALL  UPDATE,  AT  LEAST ONCE ANNUALLY, A LIST OF
 ESTABLISHED PROVIDERS OF SOCIAL AND LEGAL SERVICES TO HUMAN  TRAFFICKING
 VICTIMS WITHIN THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT, WHICH SHALL BE PROVIDED, AT
 LEAST ONCE ANNUALLY, TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
 OFFICES  WITHIN  THE DISTRICT.  IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH
 SUCH PERSON, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR  DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  OFFICE
 MAY  PROVIDE  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL WITH A BROCHURE OR OTHER WRITTEN MATERIAL
 TRANSLATED INTO THE SIX MOST  COMMON  NON-ENGLISH  LANGUAGES  SPOKEN  BY
 INDIVIDUALS  WITH  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  IN THE STATE OR IN THE
 APPLICABLE COUNTY, CITY, OR TOWN; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, WHERE  SUCH  PERSON
 IS  NOT  PROFICIENT IN ONE OF SUCH LANGUAGES, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
 OR DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SHALL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO  COMMUNI-
 CATE  EFFECTIVELY  WITH SUCH PERSON, USING AN INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETA-
 TION SERVICES, WHERE PRACTICABLE.  UNLESS, AFTER RECEIVING SUCH  ADVICE,
 THE  APPARENT VICTIM EXPRESSES THAT HE OR SHE DOES NOT WISH THE PRESENCE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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