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Full Text of HB2822  99th General Assembly


Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Filed: 3/18/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2822 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Human
5Trafficking Task Force Act.
6    Section 5. Human Trafficking Task Force created. There is
7created the Human Trafficking Task Force to address the growing
8problem of human trafficking across this State. The Human
9Trafficking Task Force shall consist of the following persons:
10        1. three members of the House of Representatives,
11    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
12        2. three members of the House of Representatives,
13    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
14    Representatives;
15        3. three members of the Senate, appointed by the
16    President of the Senate; and



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1        4. three members of the Senate, appointed by the
2    Minority Leader of the Senate.
3    Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force shall serve
4without compensation.
5    Section 10. Administrative support. The Department of
6Human Services shall provide administrative and other support
7to the Human Trafficking Task Force.
8    Section 15. Duties of Human Trafficking Task Force. The
9Human Trafficking Task Force shall conduct a study on the human
10trafficking problem in this State and shall hold hearings in
11furtherance of:
12        (1) developing a State plan to address human
13    trafficking;
14        (2) implementing a system for the sharing of human
15    trafficking data between government agencies in a manner
16    that ensures that the privacy of victims of human
17    trafficking is protected and that data collection respects
18    the privacy of victims of human trafficking;
19        (3) establishing policies to enable State government
20    to work with nongovernmental organizations and other
21    elements of the private sector to prevent human trafficking
22    and provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who
23    are United States citizens or foreign nationals;
24        (4) evaluating various approaches used by state and



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1    local governments to increase public awareness of human
2    trafficking, including trafficking of United States
3    citizens and foreign national victims;
4        (5) developing methods for protecting the rights of
5    victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need
6    to consider the human rights and special needs of women and
7    minors;
8        (6) evaluating the necessity of treating victims of
9    human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals;
10    and
11        (7) developing methods for promoting the safety of
12    victims of human trafficking.
13    Section 20. Report. On or before June 30, 2016, the Human
14Trafficking Task Force shall report its findings and
15recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
16its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
17Organization Act, and to the Governor.
18    Section 25. Task force abolished; Act repealed. The Human
19Trafficking Task Force is abolished and this Act is repealed on
20July 1, 2016.
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.".