Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2822
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2822 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Trafficking Task Force Act.
Human Trafficking Task Force created.
created the Human Trafficking Task Force to address the growing
problem of human trafficking across this State. The Human
Trafficking Task Force shall consist of the following persons:
1. three members of the House of Representatives,
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
2. three members of the House of Representatives,
appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
3. three members of the Senate, appointed by the
President of the Senate;
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4. three members of the Senate, appointed by the
Minority Leader of the Senate.
Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force shall serve
The Department of
Human Services shall provide administrative and other support
to the Human Trafficking Task Force.
Duties of Human Trafficking Task Force.
Human Trafficking Task Force shall conduct a study on the human
trafficking problem in this State and shall hold hearings in
(1) developing a State plan to address human
(2) implementing a system for the sharing of human
trafficking data between government agencies in a manner
that ensures that the privacy of victims of human
trafficking is protected and that data collection respects
the privacy of victims of human trafficking;
(3) establishing policies to enable State government
to work with nongovernmental organizations and other
elements of the private sector to prevent human trafficking
and provide assistance to victims of human trafficking who
are United States citizens or foreign nationals;
(4) evaluating various approaches used by state and
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local governments to increase public awareness of human
trafficking, including trafficking of United States
citizens and foreign national victims;
(5) developing methods for protecting the rights of
victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need
to consider the human rights and special needs of women and
(6) evaluating the necessity of treating victims of
human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals;
(7) developing methods for promoting the safety of
victims of human trafficking.
On or before June 30, 2016, the Human
Trafficking Task Force shall report its findings and
recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
Organization Act, and to the Governor.
Task force abolished; Act repealed.
Trafficking Task Force is abolished and this Act is repealed on
July 1, 2016.
This Act takes effect upon