Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Lodging Establishment Human Trafficking Recognition Training Act. Requires hotels and motels to train employees in the recognition of human trafficking and protocols for reporting observed human trafficking to the appropriate authority. Provides that the Department of Labor shall develop the curriculum for the training. Requires the training program to be developed by January 1, 2020 and training by hotels and motels to begin by June 1, 2020. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the contents of the introduced bill with changes. Limits the scope of the training requirement to employees who routinely interact with guests. Requires lodging establishments to provide its employees with training within 6 months of beginning employment and every 2 years thereafter. Provides for the Department of Human Services rather than the Department of Labor to administer the Act. Provides that a lodging establishment may use its own training curriculum or that of a third party if the curriculum meets minimum standards. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Department of Human Services may consult, rather than obtain approval of, the United States Department of Justice for the human trafficking recognition training program developed under the Act. Provides that the human trafficking recognition training program shall be developed and published no later than July 1, 2020, rather than January 1, 2020.