Senate Bill 1219 took effect of September 1, 2019. The following outlines the key provisions of the bill.
- Human trafficking signs detailing assistance available to victims of human trafficking are to be displayed at “transportation hubs,” including in buses, at bus stops, in trains, at train stations, in rest areas and at airports.
- The Attorney General (AG) is in charge of the design and content of the sign regarding services and assistance available to these victims, and the AG’s office by rule will prescribe the hubs required to display these signs. Here are some of the pieces of information that must be included:
- The telephone number and Internet website of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center
- The key indicators that a person is a victim of human trafficking
- The AG will also prescribe the manner in which the sign must be displayed at the hub and any exceptions. The AG is also responsible for enforcement.