(20 ILCS 5085/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2018)
    Sec. 15. Duties of Human Trafficking Task Force. The Human Trafficking Task Force shall conduct a study on the human trafficking problem in this State and shall hold hearings in furtherance of:
        (1) developing a State plan to address human
    
trafficking;
        (2) implementing a system for the sharing of human
    
trafficking data between government agencies in a manner that ensures that the privacy of victims of human trafficking is protected and that data collection respects the privacy of victims of human trafficking;
        (3) establishing policies to enable State government
    
to work with nongovernmental organizations and other elements of the private sector to prevent human trafficking and provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who are United States citizens or foreign nationals;
        (4) evaluating various approaches used by state and
    
local governments to increase public awareness of human trafficking, including trafficking of United States citizens and foreign national victims;
        (5) developing methods for protecting the rights of
    
victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need to consider the human rights and special needs of women and minors;
        (6) evaluating the necessity of treating victims of
    
human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals; and
        (7) developing methods for promoting the safety of
    
victims of human trafficking.
(Source: P.A. 99-864, eff. 8-22-16.)