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A 3223 - Amends Penal Law for Victims of Human Trafficking - New York Key Vote

Joseph Giglio voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (131-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Penal Law for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the penal law for the defense of prostitution crimes committed by victims of human trafficking.



  • Amends the Penal Law to expand the affirmative defense to various prostitution crimes, where the defendant's conduct was a result of being a victim of sex trafficking, human trafficking, or impelled prostitution (Sec. 1).

  • Requires an individual who was subjected to forced trafficking to be automatically considered a victim for engaging in prostitution or performing other illegal sex work (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that prosecutors only have to prove that a trafficker oversaw or profited from the sex work performed by a victim of trafficking instead of having to prove that the victim was coerced (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to provide victims of trafficking optional placement in short-term and long-term safe houses (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to enter into contracts with non-government organizations for providing services to victims of human trafficking (Sec. 3).

  • Requires law enforcement, upon encountering an individual who reasonably appears to be or self-identifies as a victim of human trafficking, to inform them of the services available (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Penal Law for Victims of Human Trafficking


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