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National human trafficking resource center hotline poster
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 10-D
§ 483-ff. National human trafficking resource center hotline poster.
(a) The commissioner of temporary and disability assistance shall make
publicly available on its website an electronic version of the National
Human Trafficking Resources Center (NHTRC) hotline poster, or create and
make available a variation thereof.

(b) The poster shall:

(1) be available for printing, at a minimum, in English and all other
languages that the NHTRC poster is available in;

(2) be at least eight and one-half inches by eleven inches in size;

(3) if created by the commissioner, include the following statement:

"If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity
and cannot leave - whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work,
or any other similar activity - call the National Human Trafficking
Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to access help and services.

Victims of human trafficking are eligible for protections and services
under United States and New York state law.

The hotline is:

(1) Available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week;

(2) Toll free;

(3) Operated by a non-profit, non-governmental organization;

(4) Anonymous and confidential;

(5) Accessible in one hundred seventy languages; and

(6) Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general

(c) The commissioner shall consult with other state agencies and
organizations that he or she deems appropriate to encourage that such
posters are located in public places where trafficking victims may be
present, including but not limited to: highway rest stops, bus stations,
truck stops, airports, adult or sexually oriented businesses, hospitals
and urgent care centers. In consulting with such agencies and
organizations, the commissioner shall advise that posters should be
placed in conspicuous locations near primary public entrances or other
areas where posters and notices are customarily posted on the premises.