Turn to Tara series on sex-trafficking in New York motels results in new law

Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill into law that now requires lodging employees who interact with the public to be trained on how to identify human trafficking.
The new law comes after News 12’s Tara Rosenblum exposed the vile sex-trafficking phenomenon in hotels and motels across New York and in the Hudson Valley in 2018 in her series 'Slavery in Suburbia.'
State Sen. Shelley Mayer (D) sponsored the bill as local law enforcement officials confirmed to News 12 that there was an alarming uptick in trafficking during the months of lockdown.
The training will be required among employees within 60 days of employment.