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Public Act 099-0099


 

Public Act 0099 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0099
 
HB2556 EnrolledLRB099 09866 HEP 30078 b

    AN ACT concerning human trafficking.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Human
Trafficking Resource Center Notice Act.
 
    Section 5. Posted notice required.
    (a) Each of the following businesses and other
establishments shall, upon the availability of the model notice
described in Section 15 of this Act, post a notice that
complies with the requirements of this Act in a conspicuous
place near the public entrance of the establishment or in
another conspicuous location in clear view of the public and
employees where similar notices are customarily posted:
        (1) On premise consumption retailer licensees under
    the Liquor Control Act of 1934 where the sale of alcoholic
    liquor is the principal business carried on by the licensee
    at the premises and primary to the sale of food.
        (2) Adult entertainment facilities, as defined in
    Section 5-1097.5 of the Counties Code.
        (3) Primary airports, as defined in Section 47102(16)
    of Title 49 of the United States Code.
        (4) Intercity passenger rail or light rail stations.
        (5) Bus stations.
        (6) Truck stops. For purposes of this Act, "truck stop"
    means a privately-owned and operated facility that
    provides food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities,
    and lawful overnight truck parking.
        (7) Emergency rooms within general acute care
    hospitals.
        (8) Urgent care centers.
        (9) Farm labor contractors. For purposes of this Act,
    "farm labor contractor" means: (i) any person who for a fee
    or other valuable consideration recruits, supplies, or
    hires, or transports in connection therewith, into or
    within the State, any farmworker not of the contractor's
    immediate family to work for, or under the direction,
    supervision, or control of, a third person; or (ii) any
    person who for a fee or other valuable consideration
    recruits, supplies, or hires, or transports in connection
    therewith, into or within the State, any farmworker not of
    the contractor's immediate family, and who for a fee or
    other valuable consideration directs, supervises, or
    controls all or any part of the work of the farmworker or
    who disburses wages to the farmworker. However, "farm labor
    contractor" does not include full-time regular employees
    of food processing companies when the employees are engaged
    in recruiting for the companies if those employees are not
    compensated according to the number of farmworkers they
    recruit.
        (10) Privately-operated job recruitment centers.
    (b) The Department of Transportation shall, upon the
availability of the model notice described in Section 15 of
this Act, post a notice that complies with the requirements of
this Act in a conspicuous place near the public entrance of
each roadside rest area or in another conspicuous location in
clear view of the public and employees where similar notices
are customarily posted.
 
    Section 10. Form of posted notice.
    (a) The notice required under this Act shall be at least 8
1/2 inches by 11 inches in size, written in a 16-point font,
and shall state the following:
 
"If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any
activity and cannot leave, whether it is commercial sex,
housework, farm work, construction, factory, retail, or
restaurant work, or any other activity, call the National Human
Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 to access help
and services.
 
Victims of slavery and human trafficking are protected under
United States and Illinois law. The hotline is:
        * Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
        * Toll-free.
        * Operated by nonprofit nongovernmental organizations.
        * Anonymous and confidential.
        * Accessible in more than 160 languages.
        * Able to provide help, referral to services, training,
    and general information.".
 
    (b) The notice shall be printed in English, Spanish, and in
one other language that is the most widely spoken language in
the county where the establishment is located and for which
translation is mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act, as
applicable. This subsection does not require a business or
other establishment in a county where a language other than
English or Spanish is the most widely spoken language to print
the notice in more than one language in addition to English and
Spanish.
 
    Section 15. Model notice. No later than 6 months after the
effective date of this Act, the Department of Human Services
shall: (i) develop a model notice that complies with the
requirements of Section 10 of this Act; or (ii) adopt a model
notice developed by the Illinois Task Force on Human
Trafficking that complies with the requirements of Section 10
of this Act. The Department of Human Services shall make the
model notice available for download on the Department's
Internet website.
 
    Section 20. Penalties.
    (a) A business or establishment identified in subsection
(a) of Section 5 that fails to comply with the requirements of
this Act is liable for a civil penalty of $500 for a first
offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
    (b) The Department of Labor shall, in the course of
regulating a business or establishment, monitor and enforce
compliance with this Act. Upon discovering a violation, the
Department of Labor shall provide the business or establishment
with reasonable notice of noncompliance that informs the
business or establishment that it is subject to a civil penalty
if it does not correct the violation within 30 days from the
date the notice is sent to the business or establishment.
    (c) If the Department of Labor verifies that the violation
was not corrected within the 30-day period described in
subsection (b), the Attorney General may bring an action to
impose a civil penalty pursuant to this Section.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016