|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 09, 2021||approval memo.58|
|Nov 29, 2021||delivered to governor|
|Jun 09, 2021||returned to assembly|
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|
senate Bill S924Signed By Governor
Current Bill Status Via A3331 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S924 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S924 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to advising human trafficking victims of the availability of social and legal services PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to help ensure that human trafficking survi- vors receive prompt access to social and legal services. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that, upon encountering a person who reasonably appears to be or self-identifies as a victim of human trafficking, law enforcement personnel shall advise the victim of the availability of assistance from providers of social and legal services for human traf- ficking victims. Unless the victim declines this assistance, the appro- priate provider will be contacted.
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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