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A06834 Summary:

BILL NOA06834
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05955
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRTitone, Harris, Hunter, Richardson, De La Rosa, Crespo, Simon, Jaffee, Galef, D'Urso, Blake, Mosley, Gottfried, Abbate, Ortiz, Rivera, Crouch, Giglio, McDonough, Sepulveda, Graf, Quart
 
MLTSPNSRCook, 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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A06834 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD10352-02-7

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     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.
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