More on the NY Sex Work Decriminalization Bill

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On June 10th Decrim NY, legislators introduced the Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act, a bill to decriminalize and decarcerate the sex trades in New York. It is the first statewide bill of its kind in the nation’s history. We covered it live on our Instagram story and want to relay more information to you!

Lead legislative sponsors are Senate Women’s Health Committee Chair Julia Salazar, Senate Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos, Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried, and Assembly Asian Pacific American Task Force Co-Chair Yuh-Line Niou. Bill co-sponsors include Assembly members Dan Quart, Ron Kim and Catalina Cruz. The bill amends statutes so that consenting adults who trade sex, collaborate with or support sex working peers, or patronize adult sex workers will not be criminalized

Here are all the materials we were provided after the announcement last week including the Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act A.8230 S.6419, a summary of the bill, a list of coalition members, and a sponsor memo.

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