Assemblywoman Paulin targets human trafficking

Assemblywoman Paulin targets human trafficking

State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin introduced legislation that would require lodging facilities to train employees to recognize human trafficking from inside their workplace. State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin introduced legislation that would require lodging facilities to train employees to recognize human trafficking from inside their workplace.
WHITE PLAINS -

A state assemblywoman is working to curtail human trafficking in New York by making sure hotel employees receive proper training to recognize human trafficking from inside their workplace.

State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin introduced legislation alongside anti-human trafficking advocates at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains Thursday morning.

Paulin's legislation calls for all lodging facilities to post a notice in certain public spaces on how human trafficking victims can get help. She also commended the Ritz-Carlton for having trained over 86 percent of its employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking.

Paulin says the training will prevent perpetrators from using hotels and motels as a base to operate and that it will keep children safe.

If passed, New York will be only one of two states - along with Connecticut - that have a law like this in place at hotels.

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