Bill Text: NY A01283 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to employee human trafficking recognition training and to authorizing the establishment of a standardized human trafficking recognition training program; requires public transportation services to require all employees to undergo a human-trafficking recognition training program established by the division of criminal justice services and the office of temporary and disability assistance in consultation with the department of transportation and the New York state interagency task force on human trafficking.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-03 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A01283 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01283-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1283
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. HUNTER, HYNDMAN, WILLIAMS, COOK, OTIS, HEVESI --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Social Services
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  employee  human
          trafficking  recognition  training;  and  relating  to authorizing the
          establishment of a standardized human trafficking recognition training
          program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
     2  483-gg to read as follows:
     3    § 483-gg. Human-trafficking recognition training. Any public transpor-
     4  tation service, including, but not limited to, rail  passenger  service,
     5  motorbus  regular  route  service, paratransit service, motorbus charter
     6  service, and ferry passenger service, shall require all  customer-facing
     7  employees  to  undergo  a human-trafficking recognition training program
     8  established by the division of criminal justice services and the  office
     9  of  temporary and disability assistance in consultation with the depart-
    10  ment of labor and the New York state interagency  task  force  on  human
    11  trafficking.  For the purposes of this section the term "customer-facing
    12  employee"  shall  mean  any  employee  whose job involves interacting or
    13  communicating directly with customers.
    14    § 2. In consultation with the New York Interagency Task Force on Human
    15  Trafficking and the commissioner of labor, the commissioner of the divi-
    16  sion of criminal justice services and the commissioner of the office  of
    17  temporary and disability assistance shall together establish a standard-
    18  ized  human-trafficking  recognition  training  program for employees of
    19  public transportation  services.  The  commissioners  may  use  federal,
    20  state,  and  non-profit organization sources provided that such training
    21  program shall address no less than the following issues:
    22    (a) The nature of human trafficking;
    23    (b) How human trafficking is defined in law;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1    (c) How to identify victims of human trafficking;
     2    (d) Relief and recovery options for survivors; and
     3    (e) Social and legal services available to victims.
     4    The  commissioner of the division of criminal justice services and the
     5  commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance  shall
     6  complete  the human-trafficking recognition training program and make it
     7  available for use no more than six months after the  effective  date  of
     8  this act.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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