|SAME AS||SAME AS S05955|
|COSPNSR||Titone, Harris, Hunter, Richardson, De La Rosa, Crespo, Simon, Jaffee, Galef, D'Urso, Blake, Mosley, Gottfried, Abbate, Ortiz, Rivera, Crouch, Giglio, McDonough, Sepulveda, Graf, Quart|
|MLTSPNSR||Cook, Hooper, Jean-Pierre, McLaughlin, Morinello, Walsh|
|Add §205, Gen Bus L|
|Relates to human trafficking awareness and training; requires employees of lodging facilities to have training in the recognition of a human trafficking victim; requires the division of criminal justice services, the office of temporary and disability assistance and the New York state interagency task force to approve a human trafficking recognition training program; requires the posting of information on the national human trafficking hotline telephone number.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6834 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 21, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, TITONE, HARRIS, HUNTER, RICHARDSON, DE LA ROSA, CRESPO, SIMON, JAFFEE, GALEF, D'URSO, BLAKE, MOSLEY, GOTT- FRIED, ABBATE, ORTIZ, RIVERA, CROUCH, GIGLIO, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Spon- sored by -- M. of A. COOK, HOOPER, JEAN-PIERRE, McLAUGHLIN, MORINEL- LO, WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to human traffick- ing awareness and training The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 2 205 to read as follows: 3 § 205. Human trafficking awareness and training. 1. Human trafficking 4 recognition training program. a. For purposes of this section, "lodging 5 facility" shall mean any hotel, motel, motor court, apartment hotel, 6 resort, inn, boarding house, rooming house or lodging house. 7 b. Every lodging facility shall require all employees to undergo a 8 human trafficking recognition training program to provide training in 9 the recognition of a human trafficking victim as defined in section four 10 hundred eighty-three-aa of the social services law. Such training 11 program shall be approved by the division of criminal justice services 12 and the office of temporary and disability assistance in consultation 13 with the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking. The 14 training program may be developed by a federal, state, or non-profit 15 organization, and may be incorporated as part of the lodging facility's 16 existing training programs or may be provided by organizations or 17 providers identified by the commissioner of the division of criminal 18 justice services or the commissioner of the office of temporary and 19 disability assistance, provided that the training includes all of the 20 requirements of this section. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10352-02-7A. 6834 2 1 c. Any human trafficking recognition training program approved by the 2 division of criminal justice services and the office of temporary and 3 disability assistance in consultation with the New York state interagen- 4 cy task force on human trafficking as required in this section shall 5 address no less than the following issues: 6 (i) the nature of human trafficking; 7 (ii) how human trafficking is defined in law; 8 (iii) how to identify victims of human trafficking; 9 (iv) relief and recovery options for survivors; and 10 (v) social and legal services available to victims. 11 d. The commissioner of the division of criminal justice services and 12 the commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance 13 shall make available no more than six months after the effective date of 14 this section a list of approved human trafficking recognition programs 15 for use by a lodging facility. 16 2. Posting of notice concerning services for human trafficking 17 victims. Every keeper of a lodging facility shall post in plain view and 18 in a conspicuous place and manner in the lobby and in the public rest- 19 rooms of such lodging facility a notice developed by the office of 20 temporary and disability assistance in consultation with the New York 21 state interagency task force on human trafficking which shall include 22 the national human trafficking hotline telephone number. 23 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 24 it shall have become a law; provided however, that effective immediate- 25 ly, the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services and 26 the commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance 27 may make regulations and take other actions necessary to implement this 28 act on its effective date.