State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced , by Rep. Terra Costa Howard


New Act

    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.

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1    AN ACT concerning human trafficking recognition.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Lodging Services Human Trafficking Recognition Training Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Department" means the Department of Labor.
8    "Human trafficking" means the deprivation or violation of
9the personal liberty of another with the intent to obtain
10forced labor or services, procure or sell the individual for
11commercial sex, or exploit the individual in obscene matter.
12Depriving or violating a person's liberty includes substantial
13and sustained restriction of another's liberty accomplished
14through fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or
15threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person,
16under circumstances where the person receiving or apprehending
17the threat reasonably believes that it is likely that the
18person making the threat would carry it out.
19    "Lodging establishment" means an establishment classified
20as a hotel or motel in the 2017 North American Industry
21Classification System under code 721110 and an establishment
22classified as a casino hotel in the 2017 North American
23Industry Classification System under code 721120.



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1    Section 10. Human trafficking recognition training.
2Beginning June 1, 2020, a lodging establishment must train its
3employees in the recognition of human trafficking and protocols
4for reporting observed human trafficking to the appropriate
5authority. The training shall comply with rules adopted by the
7    Section 15. Human trafficking recognition training
9    (a) The Department shall develop a curriculum for an
10approved human trafficking training recognition program. The
11human trafficking training recognition program shall include,
12at a minimum, all of the following:
13        (1) A definition of human trafficking and commercial
14    exploitation of children.
15        (2) Guidance on how to identify individuals who are
16    most at risk for human trafficking.
17        (3) The difference between human trafficking for
18    purposes of labor and for purposes of sex as the
19    trafficking relates to lodging establishments.
20        (4) Guidance on the role of lodging establishment
21    employees in reporting and responding to instances of human
22    trafficking.
23    The Department may approve the use of a privately developed
24human trafficking recognition training program that complies



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1with the requirements of this Act and is created with the
2assistance of recognized anti-trafficking organizations.
3    (b) The Department shall obtain approval of the United
4States Department of Justice for the human trafficking
5recognition training program.
6    (c) The Department shall develop the human trafficking
7recognition training program and adopt rules necessary for the
8administration of this Act no later than January 1, 2020.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.