Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 08, 2023||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S4442
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S4442 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S4442 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4442 SPONSOR: FERNANDEZ TITLE OF BILL: 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 meas- ures against human trafficking PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will work to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within supply chains worldwide by providing transparency within the supply chains of large corporations doing business within the state of New York. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the title of the bill. Section 2 sets forth legislative findings
2023-S4442 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4442 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 8, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 decisions. The purpose of this law is to ensure that large retailers and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08770-01-3
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