A06834 Summary:

BILL NOA06834B
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRTitone, Hunter, Richardson, De La Rosa, Crespo, Simon, Jaffee, Galef, D'Urso, Blake, Mosley, Gottfried, Abbate, Ortiz, Rivera, Crouch, Giglio, McDonough, Sepulveda, Quart, Bichotte
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Hooper, Jean-Pierre, 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 on human trafficking to approve a human trafficking recognition training program.
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A06834 Actions:

BILL NOA06834B
 
03/21/2017referred to economic development
01/03/2018referred to economic development
02/06/2018amend and recommit to economic development
02/06/2018print number 6834a
02/28/2018reported referred to codes
04/17/2018amend (t) and recommit to codes
04/17/2018print number 6834b
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A06834 Committee Votes:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Chair:Schimminger DATE:02/28/2018AYE/NAY:20/1 Action: Favorable refer to committee Codes
SchimmingerNayWalterAye
GanttExcusedButlerAye
CahillAyeCrouchAye
MagnarelliAyeDiPietroAbsent
JenneAyeGiglioAye
LupardoAyeErrigoAye
BronsonAyeLawrenceAye
BrindisiAye
StirpeAye
SkartadosExcused
DavilaExcused
BichotteAye
Jean-PierreAye
BarronAye
HyndmanAye
JonesAye
D'UrsoAye
VanelAye

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A06834 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06834 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6834--B
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 21, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, TITONE, HUNTER, RICHARDSON, DE LA ROSA,
          CRESPO,  SIMON,  JAFFEE,  GALEF,  D'URSO,  BLAKE,  MOSLEY,  GOTTFRIED,
          ABBATE,  ORTIZ,  RIVERA,  CROUCH, GIGLIO, McDONOUGH, SEPULVEDA, QUART,
          BICHOTTE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, HOOPER,  JEAN-PIERRE,
          MORINELLO, WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Econom-
          ic Development -- recommitted to the Committee on Economic Development
          in  accordance  with  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee  --  reported  and  referred  to  the  Committee on Codes --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to human traffick-
          ing awareness and training for certain lodging facility employees
 
          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 inn, hotel, motel, motor court or other  estab-
     6  lishment  that provides lodging to transient guests. Such term shall not
     7  include an establishment treated as a dwelling unit for the purposes  of
     8  any  state or local law or regulation or an establishment located within
     9  a building that has five or less rooms for rent  or  hire  and  that  is
    10  actually  occupied  as  a residence by the proprietor of such establish-
    11  ment.
    12    b. Every lodging facility shall require all employees who  are  likely
    13  to  interact  or  come into contact with guests to undergo a human traf-
    14  ficking recognition training program to provide training in the recogni-
    15  tion of a human trafficking victim as defined in  section  four  hundred
    16  eighty-three-aa  of the social services law. Such training program shall
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10352-09-8

        A. 6834--B                          2
 
     1  be established or approved by the division of criminal justice  services
     2  and  the  office  of temporary and disability assistance in consultation
     3  with the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking. The
     4  training  program  may  be  developed by a federal, state, or non-profit
     5  organization, and may be incorporated as part of the lodging  facility's
     6  existing  training  programs  or  may  be  provided  by organizations or
     7  providers identified by the commissioner of  the  division  of  criminal
     8  justice  services  or  the  commissioner  of the office of temporary and
     9  disability assistance, provided that the training includes  all  of  the
    10  requirements  of this section. Established or approved training programs
    11  may be made available through methods including,  but  not  limited  to,
    12  in-person  instruction,  electronic  and  video communication, or online
    13  programs.
    14    c. Any human trafficking recognition training program  established  or
    15  approved  by the division of criminal justice services and the office of
    16  temporary and disability assistance in consultation with  the  New  York
    17  state  interagency  task  force on human trafficking as required in this
    18  section shall address no less than the following issues:
    19    (i) the nature of human trafficking;
    20    (ii) how human trafficking is defined in law;
    21    (iii) how to identify victims of human trafficking;
    22    (iv) relief and recovery options for survivors; and
    23    (v) social and legal services available to victims.
    24    d. The commissioner of the division of criminal justice  services  and
    25  the  commissioner  of  the office of temporary and disability assistance
    26  shall make available a list of established or approved human trafficking
    27  recognition programs for use by a lodging facility.
    28    e. All new employees required to receive human trafficking recognition
    29  training shall receive such training within their first month of employ-
    30  ment.
    31    f. The training shall take place on the premises of the lodging facil-
    32  ity and shall be considered compensable time.
    33    2. Record keeping requirements of human trafficking recognition train-
    34  ing. Every keeper of each lodging facility shall maintain records  indi-
    35  cating that each employee required to undergo an established or approved
    36  human  trafficking recognition training program pursuant to this section
    37  has completed such training.  Such records shall be kept on file by  the
    38  lodging facility for the period during which the employee is employed by
    39  the lodging facility and for one year after such employment ends.
    40    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    41  have become a law; provided however, paragraph d  of  subdivision  1  of
    42  section 205 of the general business law, as added by section one of this
    43  act  shall take effect immediately; provided further that all applicable
    44  current employees of a lodging facility on the effective  date  of  this
    45  act  shall  receive  human  trafficking recognition training within four
    46  months of the effective date of this act.
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