senate Bill S395

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Directs the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking to investigate connections between social media and human trafficking

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    • Passed Assembly
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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2023 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.357
substituted for a5505
Mar 21, 2023 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 06, 2023 advanced to third reading
Feb 01, 2023 2nd report cal.
Jan 31, 2023 1st report cal.212
Jan 04, 2023 referred to social services


S395 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §483-ee, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S8786, A10569

S395 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking to investigate connections between social media and human trafficking.

S395 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S395 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  directing  the
   New York state interagency task force on human trafficking to investi-
   gate connections between social media and human trafficking
   Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 483-ee of  the  social  services
 law,  as  amended by chapter 413 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read
 as follows:
   (b) The task force shall: (1) collect and organize data on the  nature
 and  extent  of trafficking in persons in the state; (2) identify avail-
 able federal, state and local programs that provide services to  victims
 of  trafficking,  including but not limited to case management, housing,
 health care, mental health  counseling,  drug  addiction  screening  and
 treatment,  language  interpretation  and  translation services, English
 language instruction, job training and  placement  assistance,  post-em-
 ployment services for job retention, and services to assist the individ-
 ual  and any of his or her family members to establish a permanent resi-
 dence in  New  York  state  or  the  United  States;  (3)  consult  with
 governmental  and non-governmental organizations in developing recommen-
 dations to strengthen state and local efforts  to  prevent  trafficking,
 protect and assist victims of trafficking and prosecute traffickers; (4)
 establish  interagency  protocols  and  collaboration  between  federal,
 state, and local law enforcement, state and governmental agencies, child
 welfare  agencies,  and  non-governmental  organizations;  (5)  evaluate
 approaches  to  increase  public  awareness  about  trafficking and make
 recommendations on such approaches; (6) evaluate  the  effectiveness  of
 training  programs  on human trafficking that have been designed for law
 enforcement  personnel,  criminal  defense  attorneys,  social   service
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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