Bill Text: HI HB485 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Human Trafficking.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - The committee(s) on JUD recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. [HB485 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-HB485-Introduced.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

485

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that to reduce instances of human trafficking in the State, a cohesive and concerted statewide training program should be provided to law enforcement personnel and the legal community.

     The purpose of this Act is to help promote the use of existing laws to initiate sustainable and viable investigations, prosecutions, and adjudications in all jurisdictions across the State.

     SECTION 2.  Chapter 367, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

     "§367-     Training on human trafficking laws.  (a)  The commission shall establish a statewide training program on the state human trafficking laws for criminal justice personnel.

     (b)  The training shall be provided where possible by an entity that has experience in developing coalitions, training, programs, and policy on preventing human trafficking in the State.

     (c)  The commission shall provide or coordinate training for law enforcement personnel, county prosecutors and other appropriate government attorneys, and court personnel whose caseloads involve state human trafficking laws, the investigation of sex trafficking cases, or the adjudication of sex trafficking cases.  The training shall encourage interdisciplinary coordination among criminal justice personnel, build cultural competency, and develop understanding of diverse victim populations including children, youth, and adults.

     (d)  The commission shall submit a biennial report to the legislature on the statewide training program, with a focus on the effectiveness of the training, no later than twenty days before the convening of the regular session of 2021, and every second year thereafter."

     SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

State Commission on the Status of Women; Human Trafficking; Law Enforcement; Training Program

 

Description:

Requires the State Commission on the Status of Women to establish a statewide training program on the state human trafficking laws for criminal justice personnel.

 

 

 

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