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1    AN ACT concerning human trafficking.
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 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
17        4. three members of the Senate, appointed by the
18    Minority Leader of the Senate.
19    Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force shall serve
20without compensation.
21    Section 10. Administrative support. The Department of
22Human Services shall provide administrative and other support



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1to the Human Trafficking Task Force.
2    Section 15. Duties of Human Trafficking Task Force. The
3Human Trafficking Task Force shall conduct a study on the human
4trafficking problem in this State and shall hold hearings in
5furtherance of:
6        (1) developing a State plan to address human
7    trafficking;
8        (2) implementing a system for the sharing of human
9    trafficking data between government agencies in a manner
10    that ensures that the privacy of victims of human
11    trafficking is protected and that data collection respects
12    the privacy of victims of human trafficking;
13        (3) establishing policies to enable State government
14    to work with nongovernmental organizations and other
15    elements of the private sector to prevent human trafficking
16    and provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who
17    are United States citizens or foreign nationals;
18        (4) evaluating various approaches used by state and
19    local governments to increase public awareness of human
20    trafficking, including trafficking of United States
21    citizens and foreign national victims;
22        (5) developing methods for protecting the rights of
23    victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need
24    to consider the human rights and special needs of women and
25    minors;



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1        (6) evaluating the necessity of treating victims of
2    human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals;
3    and
4        (7) developing methods for promoting the safety of
5    victims of human trafficking.
6    Section 20. Report. On or before June 30, 2016, the Human
7Trafficking Task Force shall report its findings and
8recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
9its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
10Organization Act, and to the Governor.
11    Section 25. Task force abolished; Act repealed. The Human
12Trafficking Task Force is abolished and this Act is repealed on
13July 1, 2016.
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.