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Lancman maid safety bill gets state Senate sponsor

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 25 on June 16, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s (D-Fresh Meadows) bill requiring hotels to provide housekeepers with panic alert buttons in the wake of attempted sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a state Senate sponsor and is closer to becoming law, his office said Monday. Lancman penned the legislation, dubbed the Hotel Worker Protection Act, [...]

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Lancman aims to protect maids with new bill

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 25 on May 26, 2011 | No Comments

Following former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s indictment last week on charges he sexually assaulted a maid in a midtown Manhattan hotel, state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) authored a bill requiring hotels to provide staff with electronic panic alert devices that notify hotel security of an emergency. “We can no longer send [...]