Bill Text: IL HB3101 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 35-7)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB3101 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB3101-Enrolled.html



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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 Human Services.
8 "Employee" means a person employed by a lodging
9establishment who has recurring interactions with the public,
10including, but not limited to, an employee who works in a
11reception area, performs housekeeping duties, helps customers
12in moving their possessions, or transports by vehicle customers
13of the lodging establishment.
14 "Human trafficking" means the deprivation or violation of
15the personal liberty of another with the intent to obtain
16forced labor or services, procure or sell the individual for
17commercial sex, or exploit the individual in obscene matter.
18Depriving or violating a person's liberty includes substantial
19and sustained restriction of another's liberty accomplished
20through fraud, deceit, coercion, violence, duress, menace, or
21threat of unlawful injury to the victim or to another person,
22under circumstances where the person receiving or apprehending
23the threat reasonably believes that it is likely that the

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1person making the threat would carry it out.
2 "Lodging establishment" means an establishment classified
3as a hotel or motel in the 2017 North American Industry
4Classification System under code 721110, and an establishment
5classified as a casino hotel in the 2017 North American
6Industry Classification System under code 721120.
7 Section 10. Human trafficking recognition training.
8Beginning June 1, 2020, a lodging establishment shall provide
9its employees with training in the recognition of human
10trafficking and protocols for reporting observed human
11trafficking to the appropriate authority. The employees must
12complete the training within 6 months after beginning
13employment in such role with the lodging establishment and
14every 2 years thereafter, if still employed by the lodging
15establishment. The training shall be at least 20 minutes in
16duration.
17 Section 15. Human trafficking recognition training
18curriculum.
19 (a) A lodging establishment may use its own human
20trafficking training program or that of a third party and be in
21full compliance with this Act if the human trafficking training
22program includes, at a minimum, all of the following:
23 (1) a definition of human trafficking and commercial
24 exploitation of children;

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1 (2) guidance on how to identify individuals who are
2 most at risk for human trafficking;
3 (3) the difference between human trafficking for
4 purposes of labor and for purposes of sex as the
5 trafficking relates to lodging establishments; and
6 (4) guidance on the role of lodging establishment
7 employees in reporting and responding to instances of human
8 trafficking.
9 (b) The Department shall develop a curriculum for an
10approved human trafficking training recognition program which
11shall be used by a lodging establishment that does not
12administer its own human trafficking recognition program as
13described in subsection (a). The human trafficking training
14recognition program developed by the Department shall include,
15at a minimum, all of the following:
16 (1) a definition of human trafficking and commercial
17 exploitation of children;
18 (2) guidance on how to identify individuals who are
19 most at risk for human trafficking;
20 (3) the difference between human trafficking for
21 purposes of labor and for purposes of sex as the
22 trafficking relates to lodging establishments; and
23 (4) guidance on the role of lodging establishment
24 employees in reporting and responding to instances of human
25 trafficking.
26 The Department may consult the United States Department of

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1Justice for the human trafficking recognition training program
2developed under this subsection.
3 The Department shall develop and publish the human
4trafficking recognition training program described in this
5subsection no later than July 1, 2020.
6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
7becoming law.
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