•  Summary 
  •  
  •  Actions 
  •  
  •  Committee Votes 
  •  
  •  Floor Votes 
  •  
  •  Memo 
  •  
  •  Text 
  •  
  •  LFIN 
  •  
  •  Chamber Video/Transcript 

A09814 Summary:

BILL NOA09814
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08678
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRGriffin
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §390-d, Gen Bus L
 
Requires information concerning services for human trafficking victims in the sanitary facilities at truck stops.
Go to top    

A09814 Actions:

BILL NOA09814
 
04/19/2022referred to economic development
04/26/2022reported
04/28/2022advanced to third reading cal.579
05/04/2022passed assembly
05/04/2022delivered to senate
05/04/2022REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
06/01/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S8678
06/01/20223RD READING CAL.1672
06/01/2022PASSED SENATE
06/01/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
07/11/2022delivered to governor
07/20/2022signed chap.391
Go to top

A09814 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9814
 
SPONSOR: Paulin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to information concerning services for human trafficking victims in facilities at truck stops   PURPOSE: To require truck stops to provide information concerning services for human trafficking victims in public restrooms.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section 390d to the general business law, to require that truck stop operators make cards or signs available in public restrooms containing information on services for trafficking victims. Section 2 provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that generates $150 billion in annual profits. In 2021, an estimated 25 million people were trafficked. The anonymity and isolation of truck stops and the opportunity for a concentration of clients in one place make them ideal locations for traffickers to exploit their victims. As known trafficking hubs, they are ideal locations to provide information about victim services. Many victims are heavily supervised and controlled, preventing them from safely seeking help or finding resources without fear of retaliation. This bill will require truck stops to visibly post informational signs or cards in the public restrooms. The signs and cards must include information on human trafficking services and must prominently display the national human trafficking hotline number. Through this legislation, truck stops can assume a more prominent role in responding to and helping to prevent human trafficking. It will also afford victims the tools and resources to hopefully escape their captors.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: On the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
Go to top

A09814 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9814
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 19, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Economic Development
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to information
          concerning services for human trafficking  victims  in  facilities  at
          truck stops
 
          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
     2  section 390-d to read  as follows:
     3    § 390-d. Information concerning services for human trafficking victims
     4  in  facilities  at  truck stops. 1. The operator of any truck stop shall
     5  make available in plain view and in a conspicuous place  and  manner  in
     6  all  sanitary  facilities  available for public use, informational cards
     7  and/or signs developed by:
     8    (i) the office of temporary and disability assistance in  consultation
     9  with the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking; or
    10    (ii) the United States Department of Homeland Security.
    11    2.  All  informational  cards and signs shall only contain information
    12  concerning services for human trafficking victims and shall  prominently
    13  include the national human trafficking hotline telephone number.
    14    3.  For  purposes  of this section, "truck stop" shall mean a facility
    15  that has the capacity to provide  fuel  or  service,  or  both,  to  any
    16  commercial  motor vehicle as defined by subdivision four of section five
    17  hundred one-a of the vehicle and traffic law operating in commerce which
    18  is located within twenty-five hundred feet of a controlled-access  high-
    19  way  as  defined  by section one hundred nine of the vehicle and traffic
    20  law which has been functionally classified by the department  of  trans-
    21  portation  as  principal  arterial  - interstate or principal arterial -
    22  other freeway/expressway  on  official  functional  classification  maps
    23  approved by the federal highway administration pursuant to part  470.105
    24  of  title 23 of the code of federal regulations, as amended from time to
    25  time.
    26    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    27  have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14989-03-2
Go to top